Klitschko vs. Thompson Results: Wladimir Impressive in KO Win

Mick AkersAnalyst IJuly 7, 2012

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 02:  Wladimir Klitschko celebrates after his victory over David Haye during their World Heavyweight unification title fight at the Imtech Arena on July 2, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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Wladimir Klitschko came into the fight to prove to Tony Thompson and the world that his first win was no fluke. Thompson claimed (per Boxing Insider) that a torn meniscus hurt his chances in the first bout, but Klitschko did just what he set out to do, knocking Thompson out in Round 6 of the scheduled 12-round bout.

Thompson (36-3, 24 KOs) did enough early on to steal a few rounds from Klitschko (58-3, 51 KOs), but Klitschko just outclassed him in the end and retained his WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring heavyweight belts.

Klitschko appeared to be taking in Thompson early on, scouting how Thompson was going to go about the fight. Thompson showed early in the fight that he was going to fight behind his jab and not throw much else.

Once Klitschko took notice of Thompson's jab-heavy game plan, he went to work on Thompson and started to land some big shots.

After Klitschko knocked Thompson down late in Round 5, it was only a matter of time before Klitschko would end the fight.

The waiting didn't take long, as Waldimir took it to Thompson, who all but gave up in the final round, landing the power show in the corner that ended the bout in Round 6.

Klitscho's very impressive win streak now sits at 16.

And it appears that the number of consecutive wins he has racked up will only grow, as Wladimir has not been tested in the ring in quite sometime.