Wladimir Klitschko defended his World Titles by stopping Jean-Marc Mormeck in round 4 of their heavyweight contest. It was the 50th victory of klitschko’s career to end by knockout and his 57th victory overall. Before the contest, many pundits predicted a mismatch.
This proved true as Wladimir dominated from start to finish. Mormeck a former cruiserweight champion, was outclassed from the start. He was knocked down in round two but showed good courage to get up and survive the round. Whatever gameplan he brought into the ring failed miserably, he could not cope with the range and power of his opponent.
Klitschko said afterwards, “I’m delighted to get the 50th knock-out of my career. I promised and I delivered”. Mormeck would have liked to continue, “I was frustrated, I could have continued”, he said afterwards.
So who next for Wladimir Klitschko? It looks like he will defend his titles against the IBF mandatory challenger Tony Thompson. Thompson was stopped in round 11 by Wladimir back in 2008 while trailing heavily on the scorecards. Since then he has put a run of 5 straight knock outs together. How he will do things differently this time remains to be seen. When discussing his next opponent however, Wladimir looks likely to want to give Chis Arreola a shot.
“There is David Price, a guy who is even taller than me, standing right there at ringside. There is Tyson Fury, an even bigger guy (than me) and heavier. There is Povetkin, an undefeated fighter, Olympic champion and the WBA (regular) champion. There is some other guys. I can use a couple of names, like Seth Mitchell. Chris Arreola has done enough (to be my next fight). He tremendously knocked a guy out in the first round (two weeks ago). I think Chris Arreola deserves the fight against me and that’s the fight to make”.