Vitaly Klitschko defends WBC title against Solis

WBC heavyweight champion Vitaly Klitschko knocked out Odlanier Solis to retain his title in Cologne, Germany on Saturday night.

­Before the opening bell the elder of the Klitschko brothers had called Solis his “most difficult opponent,” but the bout against the Cuban turned out to be one of the easiest of his career.

The Ukrainian’s rival collapsed in the ring in the opening round, after connecting with the champ’s right hand and suffering a knee injury, which prevented him from continuing the fight.

The winner by TKO, Klitschko looked even more upset by the outcome than Solis himself, as the audience in Cologne was deprived of the boxing spectacle for which they had come, the bout lasting just 65 seconds

The 39-year-old Klitschko’s record in the ring is now 42 of his 44 fights, including 39 knockouts.

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