A very quick KO in the first round last Saturday night for Vitali Klitschko as he successfully defended against Odlanier Solis:
Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko continued the Klitschko brothers’ domination of the heavyweight division with a defense of the WBC title in front of 19,000 fans in Cologne, Germany.
Klitschko knocked out challenger Odlanier Solis in the first round to defend his title.
The 39-year-old only needed one shot to finish the bout, as he caught Solis on the temple with a grazing right hand near the end of the round.
The blow didn’t appear to be capable of producing a one-punch knockout, but the off-balance Solis wrenched his knee and couldn’t beat the count, All Headline News reports.
“I twisted my knee strangely while falling,” Solis said.
The official time was 2:59 of the first.
“I thought he was looking for a way out at first, but doctors confirmed his injury,” Klistchko said.
It was the sixth successful defense of the WBC title for Klitschko. Four of the six wins have come by knockout.
Klitschko’s brother Wladimir holds the IBF and WBO versions of the heavyweight title.
He has nine successful defenses of the IBF crown and five straight defenses of the WBO belt.
Meanwhile the long awaited Wladimir Klitschko/David Haye bout is scheduled for July 2nd for the WBA championship and is drawing many competing bids from countries to host the event. For those of you who are confused by the five different major boxing championships, here is a quick list of who owns what:
- WBA – David Haye
- WBC – Vitali Klitschko
- IBF – Wladimir Klitschko
- WBO – Wladimir Klitschko
- The Ring – Wladimir Klitschko