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Vitali, Wladimir Klitschko Discuss Solis TKO, David Haye

Vitali Klitschko defended his WBC heavyweight championship with a first-round knockout of Odlanier Solis in Cologne. Cuban challenger Solis appeared to have matched his Ukrainian opponent for much of the three minutes, but was caught on the temple by a right hand and staggered to the ground.

He clutched at his right knee as soon as he landed and, though he tried to scramble back to his feet using the ropes for support, referee Jose Guadalupe Garcia stopped the fight.

Klitschko appeared angry at his opponent's withdrawal, ready for more of a challenge, and the crowd also jeered but it quickly became apparent that Solis was struggling badly with a leg injury suffered as he fell.

The defeat is the first of Solis' career after 17 successive wins, 12 by knockout. For 39-year-old Klitschko, it was a 42nd win and a 39th KO in a 44-fight career.

Klitschko told Sky Sports 1: "Solis was very fast but a hard punch worked for me.

"I have the nickname Iron Fist - I'm so sorry for everyone who wanted to see a long fight but I hit him pretty hard with my right hand and it was enough.

"It will be very interesting to listen to what the doctors say after the medical exam. But the punch was really hard.

"I was prepared to show a really good fight but this is boxing - one punch, the game is over."

Brother Wladimir, who holds the other three world titles in the division, was in Vitali's corner and said: "I'm very proud. Solis was very good, he was actually catching Vitali, but Vitali just hit the button. I'm very proud of my brother that he did it this way."

England's David Haye will take on Wladimir Klitschko later this summer.

And Vitali Klitschko said after the fight: "I have a feeling nobody in the world can beat me.

"David Haye will fight my brother because against me it would be very short and painful."

Wladimir Klitschko added: "Haye chose to fight the younger one, the weaker one - I'm next!"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ADP02 on 03-20-2011

[QUOTE=Klitschko2011;10259371]Vitali Klitschko KO1 Odlanier Solis beautiful right hook counter punch [B][COLOR="Red"]Great win for Vitali[/COLOR][/B] Another great black hope bites the dust :lol1:[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=WladimirK;10261369][B]So what? Who won? If and if and if? [COLOR="Red"]Look at the facts.[/COLOR] [COLOR="Red"]He got himself injured, so…

Comment by Weltschmerz on 03-20-2011

[QUOTE=Klitschko2011;10259371]Vitali Klitschko KO1 Odlanier Solis beautiful right hook counter punch Great win for Vitali Another great black hope bites the dust :lol1:[/QUOTE] Absolutely. Klitschko haters are now busy making up excuses. So what, Solis was not up for the challenge,…

Comment by Weltschmerz on 03-20-2011

[QUOTE=dvb;10259196]solis outboxed vitali until he over stretched moved back and caused himself to fall of balance,a slight head shot landed,but that wasnt ko shot. look in his eyes,he wasnt dazed,he was limping from a bust knee and twisted ankle. i…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 03-20-2011

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;10260418]Solis is Cuban.[/QUOTE] Blacks are not native to Cuba so somewhere in his family tree you will find Africans.

Comment by ChopperRead on 03-20-2011

[QUOTE=Quitschko;10260473]I'm with you mate. Injuries inflicted in the fight that 'cause a fighter to stop are legit, Solis quit 'cause of his knee, Vitali won fiar and square. Vitali quit 'cause of his shoulder, Chris Byrd won fair and square.…

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