Klitschko overpowers a game but overmatched Calvin Brock
IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (47-3, 42 KOs), aka Dr. Steelhammer, stopped previously unbeaten Calvin “The Boxing Banker” Brock (29-1, 22 KOs) in round number seven at New York’s Madison Square Garden Saturday night.
Using his advantages in height, reach and experience, Klitschko fought off Brock’s relative success in the early rounds to take charge of the bout in round five with a stunning series of jabs that stopped Brock in his tracks.
Although bleeding above his left eye from an accidental headbutt in the sixth round, Dr. Steelhammer found the range and dropped Brock to the canvas with a strong jab followed by a devastating right in the seventh. The Boxing Banker beat the count, but he was on wobbly legs when referee Wayne Kelly waved off the fight at 2:10, allowing Klitschko to retain his heavyweight titles.