SAP-Arena, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Wladimir Klitschko vs Francesco Pianeta report
Who won Klitschko vs Pianeta?
Wladimir Klitschko beat Francesco Pianeta by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 4th May 2013 at SAP-Arena in Baden-Württemberg.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the unified heavyweight championship of the world, with the WBA, The Ring & WBO belts on the line.
Klitschko vs Pianeta stats
Wladimir Klitschko stepped into the ring with a record of 59 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 50 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Francesco Pianeta made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 28 wins and 1 draw, with 15 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Klitschko had a massive power advantage over Pianeta, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Pianeta's 54%.
Wladimir Klitschko was the older man by 9 years, at 47 years old.
Klitschko had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pianeta.
Wladimir Klitschko fought out of the orthodox stance, while Francesco Pianeta was a southpaw.
Klitschko was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 33 more fights, and made his debut in 1996, 8 years and 7 months earlier than Pianeta, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 144 more professional rounds, 369 to Pianeta's 225.
Klitschko vs Pianeta form
Klitschko had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Mariusz Wach on 10th November 2012 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, The Ring Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at O2 World Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
Previous to that, he had won against Tony Thompson on 7th July 2012 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, The Ring Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Stade de Suisse, Berne, Switzerland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jean Marc Mormeck on 3rd March 2012 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, The Ring Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at ESPRIT arena, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Before that, he had defeated David Haye on 2nd July 2011 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Imtech-Arena, Altona.
He had won against David Haye on 2nd July 2011 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Imtech-Arena, Hamburg.
Klitschko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 11 years, 11 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
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