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Wladimir Klitschko Retains World Heavyweight Belts
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: July 7, 2012Wladimir Klitschko stopped Tony Thompson in the sixth round in Bern, Switzerland, to retain his World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organization heavyweight title belts. The 36-year-old Klitschko, 58-3 with 51 knockouts, floored Thompson with a big right hand near the end of the fifth round, and Thompson, a 40-year-old American, never recovered. Klitschko dropped Thompson again in the sixth, and the referee, Sam Williams, gave the challenger a standing count before stopping the fight.
Wladimir Klitschko Retains World Heavyweight Belts - NYTimes.com