Ukrainian and WBC Heavyweight world champion Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KOs) defeated Poland’s Albert Sosnowski (45-3-1, 27 KOs) via 10th round Technical Knock Out (TKO) before a huge crowd during their WBC Heavyweight World Championship boxing bout in Gelsenkirchen, Western Germany Saturday night, May 29, 2010.
A heavy favorite, Klitschko had to work harder than expected against a determined challenger. Klitschko kept Sosnowski on the outside in round 1. Sosnowski landed a few shots in round three. Another workmanlike round for Klitschko in the fourth. Klitschko began to open up in the fifth punishing Sosnowski.
More good work from Klitschko in the sixth, but Sosnowski remained game. Another round for Klitschko in the seventh, but Sosnowski backed him up on occasion. Sosnowski landed a good right in the eighth.
Klitschko then had his best round of the fight so far in the ninth, landing numerous hard shots. Klitschko came out for the kill in the tenth, finally sending Sosnowski to the deck. Referee Jay Nady immediately waved it off saving the glassy-eyed challenger from further abuse. Time was 2:20. It was Klitschko’s fourth successful title defense.
World WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko picked up the 40th win and 38th knock-out of his career with a tenth-round victory over challenger Albert Sosnowski.