Vitali Klitschko stops Sosnowski in 10th round!

By Harold Kupelle: WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KOs) scored yet another knockout win, stopping the #11 ranked WBC contender Albert Sosnowski (45-3-1, 27 KOs) in the 10th round on Saturday night at the Veltins Arena, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Klitschko, 38, looked his age for most of the fight, throwing slow shots and having to rely mostly on his jab to control the younger 31-year-old Sosnowski. However, that's pretty much all it took to dominate the shorter 6'2" Sosnowski and it looked like Vitali was content to jab and slap his way to a 12 round decision.. However, in the 9th round, Vitali finally opened up his offense with some powerful right hands that rocked Sosnowski. In the 10th round, Klitschko dropped Sosnowski with a right to the head. The fight was stopped at that point. It looked like premature stopped, because Sosnowski seemed like he wasn't that badly hurt. But he was probably going to get drilled away had the fight been allowed to continue. In the end, Sosnowski was just too small to do much against the 6'7" Vitali. Sosnowski needed more height, more reach and a lot more speed and power to compete against Vitali. I could see Sosnowski doing well against WBA heavyweight champion David Haye and/or heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek. He'd be problems for both.

In other action on the card:

Johnathon Banks D 12 Jason Gavern
Nenad Borovcanin UD 6 Raymond Ochieng

Article posted on 30.05.2010

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