Vitali Klitschko retains WBC heavyweight title

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2011, 15:42 PM IST

Warsaw: World heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko retained his WBC title on Saturday with a technical knockout of Polish challenger Tomasz Adamek in the 10th round in Wroclaw.

Klitschko won all 10 rounds to leave Adamek`s face a patchwork of bruises before the fight was stopped with the Pole tottering unsteadily on his feet at the newly built sports stadium for the Euro 2012 soccer finals.

"I`ve been controlling the situation from the beginning, I knew it was going to end like this sooner or later. It`s good that it ended that way," Klitschko said after the bout.

Klitschko`s coach has said he would only fight two or three more times before retiring.

Klitschko`s younger brother Vladimir holds the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world heavyweight titles after beating Briton David Haye in July.

"I wanted to win, like every brave boxer. I was worse, I must acknowledge the rival`s superiority," Adamek said.

Bureau Report