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Wladimir Klitschko continued his machinelike demolition of the heavyweight division, knocking out Tony Thompson in the 6th round in a rematch in Berne, Switzerland to maintain his stranglehold on the heavyweight championship.A crushing right hand from Klitschko in the 5th round dropped Thompson in a heap, but Thompson demonstrated heart and determination that far outweighed his hopes of overcoming the long odds against him. Thompson was never able to regain his senses after the knockdown and Klitschko finished him in the subsequent round with a flurry.Klitschko managed to dominate Thompson even more decisively than the first time the two met, when Thompson was knocked out in the 11th round. This time, Klitschko did the job in nearly half the time, while avoiding nearly everything Thompson threw in the process.
The fight confirmed the long-held notion that the only potential challenge to Klitschko's throne is his brother Vitali, and that until one of the burgeoning heavyweight...
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Wladimir Klitschko stopped Tony Thompson in the sixth round to retain his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight title belts on Saturday.
Klitschko put Thompson on the canvas with a big right hand near the end of the fifth round at Stade de Suisse, and the 40-year-old American never recovered.
The Ukrainian champion dropped Thompson again in the sixth, and referee Sam Williams gave the challenger...
Wladimir Klitschko stopped Tony Thompson in the sixth round Saturday at Stade de Suisse to retain his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight title belts.
The 36-year-old champion Klitschko, 58-3 with 51 knockouts, floored Thompson with a big right hand near the end of the fifth round, and the 40-year-old American never recovered.
The Ukrainian champion dropped Thompson again in the sixth...
The Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tony Thompson weigh-ins were held on Friday in Bern, Switzerland, as the two prepare for their rematch. Right here, you can find a complete collection of Klitschko-Thompson weigh-in photos, and the official weights for the two combatants. Take a look to see how the two men look and stack up with one another.
Klitschko vs. Thompson weigh-in photos
EPIX announced today that it will begin its exclusive live U.S. telecast of WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO’s title defense against top-rated contender TONY THOMPSON 30 minutes earlier than originally announced. The Klitschko vs. Thompson II world heavyweight championship telecast will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT This Saturday! July 7,...
In the not-so-highly anticipated rematch between Wladimir Klitschko and Tony Thompson, Wlad continued his reign of dominance in the heavyweight division with an even quicker and more resounding victory than he had in the first match. This time, in front of some 32,000 fans in Bern, Switzerland, Klitschko scored a 6th Round TKO win, official time of 2:56.
Though Thompson promised...
The Ring, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight king “Dr. Steelhammer” Wladimir Klitschko battered and outclassed mandatory challenger Tony “The Tiger” Thompson en route to a dominant sixth round TKO to successfully defend his titles in their rematch an hour ago … Continue reading →
The Ring, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight king “Dr. Steelhammer” Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles against mandatory challenger Tony “The Tiger” Thompson in a rematch later this afternoon in front of 30,000 fans at the Stade de Suisse in … Continue reading →