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Dominant Klitschko Knocks Out Pulev To Ret...

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Dominant Klitschko knocks out Pulev to retain IBF crown


Ukrainian WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight boxing world champion Vladimir Klitschko knocks down his …
HAMBURG (Reuters) - World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko knocked out Bulgarian challenger Kubrat Pulev with a fierce left hook in the fifth round on Saturday to retain his IBF title and end his opponent's unbeaten record. The 38-year-old Klitschko, who also holds the WBO, IBO and WBA titles, knocked down the 33-year-old twice in the opening round as Pulev initially struggled to keep his taller opponent at a distance.

The Bulgarian, who had won his previous 20 fights, was again floored in the third round when he was sent sprawling by a thundering left hook. He looked to be finding his way back into the fight, landing a big right that rattled the Ukrainian but another giant left hook finished the job in round five with a dazed Pulev staying down for the count.

"I made my professional debut here 18 years ago and I love this city," a beaming Klitschko, who has his base in the northern German city, said in a ringside interview.

"It was difficult to get that hook in. I kept trying but...

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