The heavyweight division is closing in on a potentially major shift, starting off with Saturday's action...
[C] IBF, WBO, IBO Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko KO11 Tony Thompson [HBO]
--The fight turned out to be better than expected, as Thompson stood in there with the hard-punching Klitschko, often trading and pressuring the champion. However, he couldn't keep in step with him and Klitschko kept peppering him with good, clean shots, with a declining, tiring Thompson finally getting KO'd in the penultimate round. Klitschko looked well in a decidedly un-robotic bout and the experience in such a fight should help him should he face more rambunctious opponents like Sam Peter or Chris Arreola. Thompson, on the other hand looked good enough to warrant some other viable matches in the future.
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:Fri.07.11.08: Tomasz Adamek TKO7 Gary Gomez (Cruiserweight)
[C] :Fri.07.11.08: WBA Inter-Continental Light Middleweight Champion Alex Bunema TKO6 Walter Dario Matthysee
[C] :Fri.07.11.08: Daniel Santos KO6 WBA Light Middleweight Champion Joachim Alcine
:Sat.07.12.08: Michael Grant UD(8) Demetrice King (Heavyweight)
:Sat.07.12.08: Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. SD Matt Vanda (Middleweight)