Klitschko vs Wach Results: Dr. Steelhammer Defeats The Viking Via Decision

Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistNovember 10, 2012

Nov 10, 2012; Hamburg, GERMANY; Wladimir Klitschko (red shorts) trades punches with Mariusz Wach during their bout at O2 World Arena.  Mandatory Credit: Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via US PRESSWIRE
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Wladimir Klitschko defended his WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring Heavyweight titles successfully against Mariusz Wach.

Klitschko was able to pitch a shutout, taking every single round in a unanimous decision victory.

The dominant victory was Klitschko's 17th consecutive victory.

Wach put up as good an effort as one could expect. Regardless of the punishment he continually received round after round, he never gave up, regularly staying in front of Klitschko despite taking a 1-2 combo that seemingly landed on command.

However, no amount of heart or chin could make the difference—Wach didn't stand a chance. He hurt Klitschko in the fifth round with a nice shot that landed flush, but even then Klitschko was able to quickly recover and win the round.

Klitschko dominating a fight with his consistent jab and right cross is nothing new, but Wach was thought to have had the height and reach to neutralize Klitschko's advantage. That didn't turn out to be the case.

Klitschko proved once again that he is the best heavyweight in the world, and it's not even close.

So what's next for Klitschko?

Does it matter?

At 36 years old, Klitschko has looked as good as ever. It appears he could dominate the heavyweight division for as long he wants.

With the win over the formerly undefeated Wach, it's unclear who can challenge Klitschko next. A dream fight against his brother Vitali will never happen, and Klitschko has already dominated nearly every other relevant name in the division.