Moments ago, at Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Moscow, Russia, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko retained his title, defeating previously undefeated Manuel Charr. The end came in the 4th round when Charr suffered a cut near his right eye that prompted the ringside physician to call a halt to the action. Although it may not have been the ending that the fans or the fighters wanted, it looked like the result would have been the same had the fight continued, as Klitschko was dominating all the rounds behind a consistent jab and his right hand. Relive the action in FightHype's round-by-round results.
Klitschko simply stalks Char with his left hand down. Klitschko pawing with the jab. Right hand lands for Klitschko. Charr just covering up. Another right hand blasts through for Klitschko. Charr smiles, but offers nothing in return. Klitschko still pawing with the jab. Overhand right gets in for Klitschko. Now Charr flurries and lands a 1-2. Klitschko answers with a big 1-2 of his own. Round to Klitschko.
Klitschko 10 Charr 9
Klitschko just standing in front of Charr with his hands down, daring Charr to hit him as he sticks his chin out. Klitschko paws with the jab. Right hand lands for Klitschko. 1-2 lands for Klitschko. Charr just covering up. Right hand lands for Klitschko. Charr sneaks in a left. Right to the body lands for Klitschko. Charr just pressing forward with his hands held high. Uppercut and a left hook gets in for Charr. Klitschko lands a right upstairs and a left to the body. Charr rakes him with a right. Klitschko lands a 1-2. BIG right hand lands for Klitschko and Charr is down. He's up. End of the round. Round to Klitschko.
Klitschko 20 Charr 17
Right hand lands for Klitschko. Charr tries to answer with a right of his own. Klitschko pawing with the jab. Charr still pressing forward. Left hook lands for Charr. Klitschko peppers him with some jabs. More jabs and a right from Klitschko. Charr digs to the body. 1-2 lands for Klitschko. Right hand lands for Klitschko. Round to Klitschko.
Klitschko 30 Charr 26
Charr gets in a couple of jabs. Right to the body lands for Klitschko. Charr misses with a wild left hook. Jab lands for Klitschko. Right lands for Klitschko. Charr is cut now. Another right lands for Klitschko. Charr gets in a couple of rights now. Right to the body lands for Klitschko. A break in the action to let the doctor look at the cut. That's it. It's over. The doctor has waved it off.