Current IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Vitaly Klitschko remains on top of the sport after beating American Kevin Johnson.
Though the fighters slugged out all 12 rounds, the bout in Bern, Switzerland, was indeed a one-man show.
The previously unbeaten Johnson, 30, appeared more intent on survival than victory and looked out of his league. Meanwhile, Klitschko, 38, was pragmatic in defense and efficient in offense, and ultimately that brought him a unanimous victory on points.
The judges in Switzerland scored the fight 120-108 and 119-109 in Klitschko's favor.
This was Klitschko’s third defense of the WBC title, which he regained after beating Samuel Peter of Nigeria in September 2008, and his first appearance in the ring after beating another American, Chris Arreola, on September 26, 2009.
Thus, Dr. Iron Fist improved his record to 39 wins in 41 fights, with 37 by knockout, and two losses.
He is now a target for Britain's WBO heavyweight champion, David Haye.
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