Wladimir Klitschko stopped French challenger Jean-Marc Mormeck in the fourth round of a one-sided fight to retain the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles Saturday night.
The Ukrainian put down Mormeck with a left-right combination, followed by a short left. Mormeck beat the count but looked wobbly and referee Luis Pabon stopped the fight.
“His strategy was to make me tired, but I dominated,” Klitschko said.
Klitschko was credited with the 50th KO of his career, but Mormeck said he could have fought on.
“I was frustrated, I could have continued,” Mormeck said.
Klitschko floored Mormeck in the second and completely dominated the much smaller challenger. Mormeck never connected with a clean punch, although Klitschko said he had been hit with one jab.
Good news after the fight too, another boxing match is in the works:
Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko announced on Saturday a much-awaited fight with Briton David Haye for the WBC crown without specifying a date or location.