The 7th stanza was a massive round for the champion as he knocked down Povetkin for a second time following a hard 1-2 although it appeared Klitschko also pushed the Russian down too, but referee Luis Pabon called it a knockdown.
Waldimir then landed shots to the head and body and bungled his opponent to the ground gaining a 3rd knockdown. A 4th knockdown of Povetkin was then called after Klitschko landed a uppercut and a double left hook on the inside.
Round 8 and 9 were slow but Klitschko seemed to have the advantage by virtue of his jab and continual leaning on/wrestling.
In round 10 Wladimir dominated with his jab but credit goes to Povetkin for showing heart and hanging in there.
Round 11 saw Povetkin back up the champion with a jab to the body but Klitschko got a good left hook on the end of a rare 3 punch combination. Referee Pabon deducted a long overdue point from Wladimir for pushing Povetkin down.
The final round saw Klitschko continue to dominate in a forgettable round where he held, spoiled and pushed Povetkin.
The fight once again cemented Wladimir Klitschko’s dominance of the heavyweight division but also proved that the he is far from exciting and is also prepared to win ugly if he has too.