Vitali Klitschko to Box Kevin Johnson

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GENEVA (AP) - WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will defend his title in Bern on Dec. 12 against American Kevin Johnson.

The 38-year-old Klitschko, who is 38-2 with seven knockouts, defeated Cris Arreola last month in Los Angeles, winning after Arreola's corner wouldn't let him out for the 11th round.

Johnson is 22-0-1 with nine knockouts. In May, the 30-year-old beat Devin Vargas in a matchup of undefeated fighters.