WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO SHAKEN BUT WINS EASILY
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Tue, 13 Nov 2012
WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko was shaken in the fifth round by challenger Mariusz Wach of Poland but quickly regained his bearings and finished with a lopsided twelve round decision to retain his belts in a fight card in Hamburg, Germany.
Mariusz caught Klitschko with a huge right in round five but the champion quickly regained his composure to win handily on the scorecards of all three judges with Adelaide Byrd and Michael Ancona of the US scoring a 120-107 shutout for Klitschko and the third judge Pascuale Procopio of Canada having Klitschko the winner 119-109.
Pat Sheehan of the British newspaper The Sun said the scorecards reflected the Ukranian’s domination in his thirteenth world title defense.
The 36 year old Klitschko was quoted saying “Wach caught me in the fifth but then I slipped.”
He said “the fight was unbelievably brutal. Wach just didn’t want to fall. He somehow managed to remain standing.”
At the final bell the previously unbeaten Wach had been clearly outclassed by Klitschko whose brother Vitali holds the WBC crown.
Joining Klitschko in the ring after the decision was announced was Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone.
With the win Klitschko improved to 59-3 with 50 knockouts while the 32 year old Wach who suffered his first defeat dropped to 27-1 with 15 knockouts.
Photo: Wladimir Klitschko with Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone. Phote courtesy of The Sun newspaper in Britain.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|FILIPINO BOXERS TITLE WOES PARTLY DUE TO LACK OF LOCAL WELL-HEELED PROMOTERS|
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 05 Jul 2015PARRENAS FORCED TO SETTLE FOR A QUESTIONABLE DRAW IN WBO INTERIM TITLE FIGHT VS CARMONA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 05 Jul 2015Roach could be of help in PH Olympic quest
By Recah Trinidad, Sun, 05 Jul 2015Kharitonov stops Garner - results and pictures from M-1 Challenge 59 in Kazakhstan
By , Sun, 05 Jul 2015PACQUIAO PRAISES PHIL’S SEA GAMES PERFORMANCE
By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 04 Jul 2015WATCH A RIVETING PRE-FIGHT PRIMER ON ‘PINOY PRIDE XXXI” ON PBO-SKY CABLE AT 8:30 TONIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: Trotter, Granados Score Upsets: Ryskeldiev Wins
By Don Smith, Sat, 04 Jul 2015PARRENAS TIPS THE SCALES WELL BELOW THE SUPER FLYWEIGHT LIMIT; CARMONA EXACTLY 115
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015ROBERTO RAMIREZ JR NAMED REFEREE FOR PARRENAS-CARMONA WBO SUPER FLYWEIGHT INTERIM TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015Bornea fights Rosales for WBO Asia Pacific Youth title
By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 04 Jul 2015GAB CHAIRMAN GUANZON NEEDS TO PROTECT OUR BOXERS' INTERESTS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015Heavyweight Contender Bronco Billy Wright Records 29th First Round KO sends message to all Heavyweights
By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015UNDEFEATED BOXING LEGACY JULIAN RAMIREZ HEADLINES LA FIGHT CLUB ON AUGUST 6 LIVE FROM THE BELASCO THEATER AND ON FOX DEPORTES
By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015D and D Management and Club 1957 Management join forces to manage Emanuel Taylor
By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015Felix "Tito" Trinidad To Attend Nevada Boxing HOF's Annual Indiction Weekend!
By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015RODRIGUEZ TRAINS SECRETLY IN MANILA TWO WEEKS BEFORE HIS TITLE FIGHT WITH NIETES
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015GONZALEZ STOPS HERRERA AT JULY 2 LA FIGHT CLUB IN EXPLOSIVE MAIN EVENT
By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015GH3 Promotions signs undefeated Jr. Lightweight O'Shanique Foster
By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015Marvel & ESPN Films Introduce the Short Film Series
By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015FLACO GONZALEZ, DIEGO DE LA HOYA VICTORIOUS AT LA FIGHT CLUB JULY EDITION (PHOTOS)
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Fri, 03 Jul 2015PARRENAS SAYS HE DIDN’T GO TO MEXICO ON HOLIDAY, HE WENT THERE TO WIN THE WBO SUPER FLYWEIGHT INTERIM TITLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 03 Jul 2015Pacman reaction on Mayweather instagram post
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Fri, 03 Jul 2015“Catchweight”: Good or Bad for Boxing?
By Ralph Rimpell, Fri, 03 Jul 2015WBC PRESIDENT SULAIMAN PAYS HOMAGE TO ALEXIS ARGUELLO THEN PRESENTS NICARAGUA’S PRESIDENT WITH A GREEN AND GOLD BELT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 03 Jul 2015