The Klitschkos continue to dominate the heavyweight division with no truly threatening challengers on the horizon. Today it was 31-year-old Albert Sosnowski of Poland who got a crack at WBC champ Vitali Klitschko. Sosnowski proved a bit tougher than expected but - as usual - the title remained in the Klitschko family as 38-year-old Vitali scored a tenth round TKO.
Sosnowski landed more shots than recent Vitali opponents (Samuel Peter, Juan Carlos Gomez, Chris Arreola and Kevin Johnson) but was never a threat to actually win the fight. Klitschko hurt Sosnowski in the ninth and finally dropped him with a left-right combination in the tenth. Referee Jay Nady had seen enough and stopped the bout at the 2:20 mark of round ten.
While the title defense received almost no coverage in the U.S., approximately 60,000 fans packed a soccer stadium in Gelsenkirchen, Germany to watch the fight.
The only viable contender for either Vitali or Wladimir Klitschko is Britain's David Haye, a former cruiserweight champ who now holds the WBA heavyweight title. Haye talks a good game but so far hasn't demonstrated any desire to actually get in the ring with either Klitschko.