Klitschko retains titles with Povetkin hammering

By , October 7, 2013 8:09 am

Ukrainian boxing legend Wladimir Klitschko has retained his three World Heavyweight Championship belts, defeating Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin via a unanimous decision.

The younger of the two Klitschko brothers who have dominated the Heavyweight division in world boxing for years retained his World Boxing Association or WBA, International Boxing Federation or the IBF and the World Boxing Organization or the WBO Heavyweight Championships with the win.

Povetkin, who had been unbeaten in his professional career before the fight against Wladimir suffered three knockdowns against the Ukrainian legend in the seventh round and never really looked like troubling the champion throughout the bout and the result was almost expected on the basis of that performance of the Russian.

The fight was scored 119-104 by all three judges in favor of the Ukrainian and finished his 15th straight defense of the Heavyweight Championship belts in his second reign as the world champion. The overall record of Wladimir Klitschko reads 61 wins out of 64 professional fights. After the fight, Klitschko spoke to the journalists and stated that the fight was not an easy one and admitted that the Russian is a really tough fighter.

He mentioned that he kept landing the punches but couldn’t knock him off his feet; he also stated that although it was a deserved victory for him, he thinks that he can improve further on his performance.

Speaking to Unibet after the fight, Povetkin stated that things didn’t go as well as he would have liked but he tried to stay in the fight. But he admitted that Wladimir Klitschko was the better fighter on the night and hailed him as the best boxer in the world as well and didn’t make any qualms about stating that the big Ukrainian deserved the win and to retain his World Heavyweight Championships.

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