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Wladimir Klitschko had to go the distance to defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight belts by decision against Mariusz Wach of Poland on Saturday.
The 6-foot-7 1/2 Wach was the tallest opponent Klitschko faced in his 16-year professional career but offered little threat against the faster Ukrainian.
The judges scored it 120-107, 120-107 and 119-109 to Klitschko, who was troubled only at the end of the fifth round, when Wach surprised him with a right hook before a flurry of punches.
Klitschko left the 32-year-old Wach wobbling in the seventh with a devastating right blow followed by a series of combinations. Wach displayed incredible stamina to continue.
The 36-year-old Klitschko improved to 59-3 (51 KOs), while Wach dropped to 27-1 (15 KOs) after his first loss.
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The weigh-ins for tomorrow's Wladimir Klitschko vs. Mariusz Wach fight were held this afternoon in Hamburg, Germany. Right here, you can check out the official results, including the weights from the fighters, and some photos and videos from the event as well. Take a peek at how they look, and keep in mind that Wach has both a height and weight advantage over Wladimir heading...
Wladimir Klitschko and Mariusz Wach held their open work out today at the Mercedes Benz dealership in Hamburg, Germany.
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Wladimir Klitschko will fight a heavier and taller opponent when he defends his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight belts against Mariusz Wach of Poland on Saturday.
Klitschko weighed in at 247 pounds on Friday, while the 32-year-old Wach was 251.
The unbeaten Wach will be the first fighter Klitschko has faced who is taller. The 36-year-old Ukrainian is 6-foot-6, while Wach is 6-7 1/2...
Wladimir Klitschko and his new head-trainer Johnathon Banks held a media conference call earlier this week to discuss their upcoming fight against the undefeated Mariusz Wach. Here, you'll find a complete collection of quotes from Klitschko and Banks on their training camp, the loss of Emanuel Steward, preparing for Wach and more. Take a look.
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In a sad reminder of the days when heavyweight boxing used to mean something, Joe Frazier will be moved on Saturday to a new crypt in the Philadelphia cemetery where he was buried a year ago.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. helped pay for it, which family members say offers a more fitting resting place for the ferocious fighter who so famously dueled with Muhammad Ali. A statue to the heavyweight...
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. helped pay for the new digs, which family members say offers a more fitting resting place for the ferocious fighter...