Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/27/14
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 a standing count before stopping the fight. Klitschko finished the fight five rounds sooner than when knocking out Thompson in the 11th of their first title fight in 2008. The 36-year-old champion Klitschko improved to 58-3 (51 KO). Thompson, who was the mandatory challenger nominated by the IBF, fell to 36-3 (24 KO).
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