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Klitschko vs Thompson I (2008) | Facts, Stats & Highlights

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Wladimir Klitschko TKO 11 Tony Thompson  Date:
July 12, 2008

Location:
Color Line Arena, Altona, Hamburg, Germany

Referee:
Joe Cortez

Scoring after 10 Rounds:
98-92 Klitschko 
99-91 Klitschko 
98-92 Klitschko 

Titles:
International Boxing Federation Heavyweight Title (5th defence of Klitschko)
World Boxing Organization Heavyweight Title (1st defence of Klitschko)
International Boxing Organization Heavyweight Title (5th defence of Klitschko)

Weights: Klitschko 241 lbs / 109.3 kg, Thompson 247.5 lbs / 112.3 kg

Aired on: HBO World Championship Boxing, RTL Television

Klitschko vs Thompson I - Facts & Stats
  • In Round 2, Wladimir Klitschko was cut by a punch and Thompson by an accidental headbutt
  • Tony Thompson was hampered by a torn meniscus during this bout
  • Although the champion controlled the fight with his jab and straight right, Thompson had his moments and was a more difficult opponent than just about anyone presumed
  • According to CompuBox stats, Thompson out-landed the Ukrainian 150 to 121 at the time of the 11th Round stoppage.
  • Thompson also outlanded Wlad in powershots, 93-85.
  • Klitschko decked Thompson with a right hand in the 11th round and Thompson didn't beat the count

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