The undisputed number 1 heavyweight in the world was back in action on Saturday, as Wladimir Klitschko looked to make yet another title defense, this time against unheralded challenger Francesco Pianeta in Manheim, Germany, in a fight televised in the U.S. on EPIX. Did Klitschko put on another dominant performance? Check out the Klitschko vs. Pianeta results below.
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The Pro-Klitschko crowd in the jam-packed arena was enthusiastic as always. Klitschko's former, and once again current, love interest Hayden Panetierre was notably in attendance ringside, and looked fantastic, which is to be expected. That was about as much excitement as the evening would provide.
Pianeta wasn't expected to put up much of a challenge, and Wladimir opened the fight and began asserting himself immediately.
That's not to say that Pianeta wasn't game and trying, though, which is more than some opponents. He would lunge and try to bull his way inside, and launch heavy shots. But K...