BOXING • Wladimir Klitschko retained his WBA and IBF heavyweight titles in Moscow on Saturday night, unanimously outpointing previously undefeated Alexander Povetkin. Klitschko knocked down Povetkin three times in the seventh round.
All three judges ruled 119-104 for Klitschko (61-3). Povetkin lost for the first time in 27 fights.
"Povetkin is a fighter with high spirit," said Klitschko's older brother, Vitali. "He fought till the end. I do not think the bout could have been finished earlier. If Wladimir could do it he would have certainly done it."