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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, and referee Sam Williams gave the challenger a standing count before stopping the fight.
In 2008, Klitschko stopped Thompson in the 11th round.
Thompson, who was the mandatory challenger nominated by the IBF, dropped to 36-3.
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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...
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
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