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Wladimir Klitschko retains belts [Article]

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.

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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.

Klitschko cruises after Chisora spits dummy: Unsavoury antics by challenger fail to hinder superiority of world champion [Article]

No surprise here, as Vitali Klitschko defeated Chisora, sweet revenge from being spit in the face a night before – but disappointingly it wasn’t by KO:

After the slap, we expected the slaughter. But it didn’t quite turn out that way, even though Dereck Chisora was predictably beaten by the Ukrainian giant Vitali Klitschko in Munich last night.

The 40-year-old champion held on to his World Boxing Council title with a unanimous points decision, Chisora becoming only the fourth man to take him the distance in 46 fights. It was a clear-cut victory by 118-110, 118-110 and 119-111 on the cards of the judges but at least Del Boy proved he was no pugilistic plonker. He gave it a go but ultimately lacked the class and clout of Klitschko.

It was the gutsy performance of a warrior who at least in some way redeemed himself for the ridiculous scenes which had preceded the bout. Chisora had warned Klitschko he would be wild and unpredictable and at times he was. He was certainly fit and fast, and possibly gave Klitschko his most arduous night since Lennox Lewis nine years ago.

Although no blood was spilled during the contest there was plenty of bad blood beforehand and this continued right up to the bell and even after it. Yet the wide points
The World heavyweight championship has become something of a family fiefdom with brother Wladimir holding four other titles, which he defends against Jean-Marc Mormeck in Düsseldorf on 3 March.margin, a difference of eight rounds according to the three judges, indicated Klitschko’s superiority, if at times he began to look his 40 years.

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