WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko easily kept hold of his collection of belts in New York City with a resounding decision victory over Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden.
The 39 year-old used his usual tactics of jab, hold and move to keep Jennings at bay and improve his standout record to 64-3 in what was his first fight on United States soil since a similar 2008 win over Sultan Ibragimov at the same venue.
Klitschko was docked a point for persistent holding in round ten by referee Michael Griffin, but other than that was never troubled by the previously undefeated American and never did anything spectacular to wow the fans in the arena or those watching on HBO.
In the aftermath, the formidable Ukrainian turned his attention to a fall clash with WBO number one contender Tyson Fury, another unbeaten prospect, as Klitschko revealed that he will be heading back to Europe again for his next contest.
“Obviously a fight with Tyson Fury is not going to be in the United States. I think this fight needs to happen in Europe. I know that he’s the WBO mandatory. It’s something that I have to do,” said Klitschko.
“Fighting Fury in Germany or in Great Britain, that’s something we have to figure out. It’s something we have to work out,” he added.
Fury, 26, has gone 24-0 since turning pro in 2008 and earned his shot by stopping former Vitali Klitschko opponent Dereck Chisora in ten rounds before taking out Christian Hammer in eight last time out.