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Ukraine's Klitschko Retains WBC Heavyweight Title


British boxer Dereck Chisora (right) slaps the face of Ukrainian boxing champion Vitali Klitschko after the official weigh-in.

British boxer Dereck Chisora (right) slaps the face of Ukrainian boxing champion Vitali Klitschko after the official weigh-in.

Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko defeated his opponent Dereck Chisora in Munich's Olympic Hall to retain his WBC heavyweight title on February 18.

The match went all 12 rounds and judges unanimously declared Klitschko the winner on points.

After the fight Klitschko credited Chisora for a "solid performance" in the ring but he added "as a person, I have no respect for him."

Chisora slapped Klitschko in the face at the weigh-in on February 17, and then spat water into the face of Klitschko's brother during prefight ceremonies.

After the results were announced Chisora quickly demanded a rematch or said he would fight Klitschko's younger brother, Vladimir, who holds the WBO, IBF, WBA, and IBO titles.

Compiled from agency reports

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