|Posted by LastSonOfKrypton on July 3, 2011 at 11:33 AM|
In an eagerly anticipated match with alot of buildup due to trash talk, injury postponements, and general dislike for each other, Wladimir Klitschko won a unanimous decision over David Haye last night June 2) in Hamburg, Gemany. In doing so he added the WBA title to his already impressive heavyweight resume. With the victory over the Englishman Haye, Klitschko and his older brother, Vitali, now hold all three major heavyweight titles.
Wladimir holds the IBF, (as well as minor WBO and IBO belts) to go with his new WBA belt, while Vitali is the WBC champion.
Klitschko dominated the smaller fighter, winning for the 14th straight time and improving to 17-2 in title fights. He did however fail to knock Haye out, something he had dearly wanted to do, disgusted with the Brit's trash talking over the past few years.
'He was scared to fight me," Klitschko said. "I was expecting more of a challenge in the ring, but he was super defensive."
The fact that he didn't get the K.O. disappointed him, though he was happy to join the major titles with his brother, who he has said he will never fight.
"We're celebrating with my brother that we've collected all the belts in the heavyweight division," Klitschko said. "It wasn't as spectacular as I expected, but I was trying."
All three judges gave it to Klitschko, scoring the 12-round showdown 117-109, 118-108 and 116-110.
The 35-year-old Klitschko improved to 56-3 (49 KOs), while Haye dropped to 25-2 (23 KOs).
Overall, The fight failed to live up to the hype of an enormous buildup. The fast-punching Englishman had been seen as the biggest threat to the Klitschko clan's grip on the heavyweight division, but could't muster up enough offence, and Wladimir rolled to another seemingly routine win. Not only that, but he also succeeded in adding another title to the Klitschko belt collection.