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Klitschko-Ibragimov round-by-round

Kevin Iole
Yahoo Sports

Round-by-round scoring of Wladimir Klitschko's IBF and WBO heavyweight-title winning unanimous decision over Sultan Ibragimov from Madison Square Garden.

KEVIN IOLE'S UNOFFICIAL SCORECARD
FIghter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Wladimir Klitschko 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 119
Sultan Ibragimov 9 9 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 109

ROUND 1
Crowd is roaring for Klitschko as the fight begins. Klitschko slapping at Ibragimov's jab but hasn't thrown a punch in first 30 seconds. Ibragimov lands a hook to the body. Ibragimov is not moving. It's a very tactical fight so far. No punching, they're just measuring each other. Klitschko lands a couple of jabs. Another jab for Klitschko as Ibragimov hooks ot the body. A jab by Klitschko lands with 30 seconds left.
Iole scores it 10-9, Klitschko


ROUND 2
Ibragimov needs to pick it up. Klitschko opens with a jab. Again, no action in the first minute. It's a terribly dull fight so far. Klitschko gets in a right. Hard jab by Klitschko. Another jab by Klitschko. Another jab by Klitschko. It's all Klitschko by jab so far. Ibragimov hooks to the body. Klitschko pops a jab and Ibragimov stumbles. Ibragimov simply doesn't look comfortable. He misses with a combination just before the bell. The crowd rightly boos.
Iole scores it 10-9, Klitschko


ROUND 3
Double jab by Klitschko. A hard jab by Klitschko lands. It's a repeat again. Ibragimov is short with an overhand left. Ibragimov needs to get inside. Jab by Klitschko. Ibragimov misses a combination. Another hard jab by Klitschko. This fight could end soon if Klitschko lands a right, but he's not using it much.
Iole scores it 10-9, Klitschko


ROUND 4
Klitschko lands a jab and a right, and Ibragimov counters with a left. Ibragimov misses badly on a left. Ibragimov lands a right to the body. Klitschko lands a hard jab and then another. Klitschko's right seems to be open, but for some reason he's reticent to throw it. He keeps trying to slap Ibragimov's lead hand down, apparently to set up his right. Ibragimov lands on the belt. Crowd booing as clock winds down. This is an awful, awful fight at this point.
Iole scores it 10-9, Ibragimov


ROUND 5
No punches land in first 30 seconds of round. Klitschko is stalking Ibragimov in same pattern as first five rounds. Referee Wayne Kelly urges them to fight a minute into the round. Jab by Klitschko. Ibragimov leaps in with a hook that is low and is warned. Jab by Klitschko. Klitschko lands a lead right. Ibragimov lands a looping right that does no damage. This round, if it's possible, is worse. Left by Ibragimov lands. Klitschko lands a 1-2 at the bell.
Iole scores it 10-9, Klitschko



ROUND 6
No punches land in first 30 seconds of round. Klitschko is stalking Ibragimov in same pattern as first five rounds. Referee Wayne Kelly urges them to fight a minute into the round. Jab by Klitschko. Ibragimov leaps in with a hook that is low and is warned. Jab by Klitschko. Klitschko lands a lead right. Ibragimov lands a looping right that does no damage. This round, if it's possible, is worse. Left by Ibragimov lands. Klitschko lands a 1-2 at the bell.
Iole scores it 10-9, Klitschko


ROUND 7
Jab-right hand by Klitschko. Both fighters have a little bounce as this round begins. Hook by Klitschko. Hard lead right by Klitschko as Ibragimov was pinned on the ropes. Lead right by Klitschko lands again. Klitschko connects with a jab. Ibragimov's strategy must be to tire Klitschko out because he's not doing much of anything. A jab by Klitschko snaps Ibragimov's head back. Crowd again boos. Again, it's deserved. Hard jab by Klitschko lands with five seconds left. Resounding boos as round ends.
Iole scores it 10-9, Klitschko


ROUND 7
Klitschko lands a couple of jabs to open round. Hard 1-2 by Klitschko wobbles Ibragimov. Klitschko lands a right. Ibragimov slips, or more accurately was flung down by Klitschko. Klitschko lands a jab. Ibragimov jabs to the body. Klitschko lands a lead right and then a left behind it. Klitschko's round, 10-9
Iole scores it 10-9, Klitschko


ROUND 9
Ibragimov misses a left. Klitschko lands a hard left-right that puts Ibragimov into the ropes and nearly down. It could have been ruled a knockdown because the ropes held him up. Crowd chanting for Klitschko. Ibragimov misses looping punch and ties Klitschko up. Three jabs by Klitschko land. The end could be near because Ibragimov seems a bit wobbly. Ibragimov lands to the body. Klitschko counters with a right that doesn't do much damage. Hard jab by Klitschko. Ibragimov lands a body shot and clinches.
Iole scores it 10-9, Klitschko


ROUND 10
Slow first minute of the round as Ibragimov is wary and Klitschko stalks. Ibragimov misses a hook and then they collide and go down. It looked like a UFC fight for a second. There still hasn't been a punch of significance landed in this round. Klitschko lands a right, and they wrestle again. Klitschko barely misses a straight right. Hard right by Klitschko. Ibragimov is throwing one punch and then holding.
Iole scores it 10-9, Klitschko


ROUND 11
Hard right by Klitschko. Another right lands. It definitely got Ibragimov's attention. They clinch in the middle again. Ibragimov misses an overhand right. Klitschko lands a couple of hard jabs. Both miss big shots. Jab by Klitschko. Another jab by Klitschko. Double right hand wobbles Ibragimov at bell.
Iole scores it 10-9, Klitschko


ROUND 12
Klitschko opens with a jab. He lands another. Ibragimov hooks to the body. Right hand by Klitschko. A jab by Klitschko. Ibragimov unable to cut the distance. He always has to loop his punches from way outside and most of the time, they don't land or land on non-scoring areas. There are 90 seconds left and crowd is restless. They want to see Klitschko finish it. Ibragimov misses three consecutive punches. Jab-right hand by Klitshcko lands. Ibragimov lands a right as they clinch. Crowd booing as fight reaches 25 seconds left. They wrestle in the corner as the bell rings.
Iole scores it 10-9, Klitschko


JUDGE DON ACKERMAN'S SCORECARD
FIghter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Wladimir Klitschko 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 119
Sultan Ibragimov 10 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 110

JUDGE CHUCK GIAMPA'S SCORECARD
FIghter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Wladimir Klitschko 9 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 9 10 10 117
Sultan Ibragimov 10 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 9 10 9 9 111

JUDGE STEVE WEISFELD'S SCORECARD
FIghter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Wladimir Klitschko 10 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 118
Sultan Ibragimov 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 110

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