Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/15/14

DUESSELDORF, GERMANY - JANUARY 28: Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine looks on during a press conference for his WBO Heavyweight Championship fight against Eddie Chambers of USA at the Esprit Arena on January 28, 2010 in Duesseldorf, Germany. The Championship fight will take place at the Esprit Arena on March 20, 2010 in Duesseldorf. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Under Wladimir Klitschko's disparaging gaze, Francesco Pianeta did not give much away during an open workout before he challenges the Ukrainian for his WBA and IBF heavyweight belts on Saturday. The undefeated Italian, who overcame testicular cancer, merely went through the motions in the last public appearance before their bout in Mannheim. The 28-year-old Pianeta, who has lived in Gelsenkirchen since he was 6, was briefly Klitschko's sparring partner last year and knows the formidable challenge of dethroning the 37-year-old Klitschko, who was also based in Germany. ''I know him from inside the ring. Together with my coach Dirk Dzemski we have a tactic to draw Wladimir out of his comfort zone. Then he's vulnerable,'' Pianeta said. Klitschko (59-3, 51KO) referred to Mike Tyson's famous quote, ''Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face,'' adding: ''Pianeta will be super motivated and wants to use his big chance but I am very experienced and will show him his limits...
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