Although most boxing betting fans were expecting to see two heavyweight boxing fights this month, after both fights broke up, they'll have to settle for one.
Ruslan Chagaev was set for his much-anticipated rematch with Nikolay Valuev in Helsinki, Finland, while Wladimir Klitschko was supposed to faceoff with David Haye.
Instead, Haye and Valuev will get cut out of the equation and Klitschko and Chagaev will square off.
Chagaev is taking a big step up in competition, which may turn out to be more than he can chew. The White Tyson was set for a rematch with Valuev, who is a big, lumbering oaf and at this point is over-the-hill.
But now, he will take on Klitschko, who is the champion and best boxer of the division.
Against Valuev, Chagaev had several advantages. He was more mobile, he was smarter and he was the better boxer. Against Klitschko, he doesn't have any of those edges.
For starters, Klitschko is one of the most intelligent fighters in the sport. He is a precise surgeon and every move he makes is calculated. While Chagaev had a huge edge in quickness against Valuev, he won't have those edges against Klitschko.
What Chagaev will have is a slight edge in power. He is known as The White Tyson for the sports betting and general fans but we don't have to kid ourselves. He doesn't have that type of power. Nonetheless, he will have the power to stun Klitschko if he's not completely focused.
If Klitschko is on his game, that is not going to happen.
The main difference in this fight - and the lone x-factor in Chagaev's favor - is hunger. It's pretty clear that Chagaev is a very hungry, determined fighter at this point and is thrilled to have this opportunity against the champion.
Meanwhile, for Klitschko, this is just another fight. There isn't a whole lot of competition for Klitschko in the division - outside of his brother, who he won't fight - and really, he's proven his point. He has dominated everyone who has been put in front of him and if he's not motivated to beat Chagaev, then there will be an opening. The fight means different things to both fighters.
But the truth of the matter is that Klitschko just has to avoid any big hits from Chagaev and the fight is his to win - even if he's lazy throughout it.