Stade de Suisse, Berne, Switzerland
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Wladimir Klitschko vs Tony Thompson report
Who won Klitschko vs Thompson?
Wladimir Klitschko beat Tony Thompson by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 7th July 2012 at Stade de Suisse in Berne.
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 Thompson stats
Wladimir Klitschko stepped into the ring with a record of 57 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 49 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Tony Thompson made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 24 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Klitschko had advantage in power over Thompson, with a 86% knock out percentage over Thompson's 67%.
Wladimir Klitschko was the younger man by 4 years, at 47 years old.
Klitschko had a height advantage of 1 inch over Thompson. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Wladimir Klitschko fought out of the orthodox stance, while Tony Thompson was a southpaw.
Klitschko was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made his debut in 1996, 3 years and 2 months earlier than Thompson, whose first professional fight was in 2000. He had fought 117 more professional rounds, 369 to Thompson's 252.
Klitschko vs Thompson 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 defeated Alexander Povetkin on 5th October 2013 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and WBA Super World Heavyweight championship fight at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alexander Povetkin on 5th October 2013 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Francesco Pianeta on 4th May 2013 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, The Ring Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at SAP-Arena, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Before that, 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.
He had beat 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.
Klitschko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 10 years and 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
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