HAMBURG, Germany – Wladimir Klitschko retained his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles, unanimously outpointing Poland's Mariusz Wach on Saturday night.
The 6-foot-7½ Wach was the tallest opponent Klitschko has faced in his 16-year professional career, but offered little threat against the faster Ukrainian.
The judges scored it 120-107, 120-107 and 119-109 for Klitschko, who was troubled only at the end of the fifth round, when Wach surprised him with a right hook before a flurry of punches.
Klitschko left the 32-year-old Wach wobbling in the seventh with a devastating right followed by a series of combinations. Wach, who is trained by Kenmore resident Juan DeLeon – who trained former No. 1 contender Baby Joe Mesi of Tonawanda, displayed incredible stamina to continue.
The 36-year-old Klitschko improved to 59-3 (51 KOs), while Wach dropped to 27-1 (15 KOs).