Vitali retains title against brave Briggs

WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko successfully defended his title on Saturday night against a gallant challenger in former WBO champion Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs in Hamburg.

“Dr Ironfist” dominated the fight and hit Briggs with everything he had but to the challenger’s credit, he stayed on his feet. The three judges at ringside scored the bout 120-107, 120-107, 120-105.

The champion moves to 41-2-0 with 38 KO’s with his seventh triumphant defence since reclaiming the world crown six years ago, for Briggs it was a sixth career defeat and at 38, who knows where he goes from here.