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Vitali Klitschko beats Manuel Charr

Time to make Haye Klitschko dominates Charr but could yet retire from boxing

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UPDATED:

10:18 GMT, 9 September 2012

Vitali Klitschko ended Manuel Charr's perfect record with a clinical defence of his WBC heavyweight title in Moscow.

In what could prove to be the Ukrainian's last-ever bout before embarking on a career in politics, a cut over Charr's right eye brought proceedings to an end with 56 seconds remaining in the fourth round.

It was a one-sided contest from the off, with Klitschko stalking the ring behind his jab and landing a couple of early shorts.

Furious: Manuel Charr was disgusted that the fight was ended early

Furious: Manuel Charr was disgusted that the fight was ended early

He put the former kickboxer down in the second round, landing a left hook which saw Charr counted to eight. And, when a similar shot wounded Charr in the fourth, the referee stepped in.

Charr was disgruntled with the call, kicking the ropes, but the amount of blood he was losing meant it was impossible for him to carry on.

Dominant: Vitali Klitschko (right) made light work of his unbeaten opponent

Dominant: Vitali Klitschko (right) made light work of his unbeaten opponent

Klitschko will now turn his attention the Ukrainian parliamentary elections on October 28 and refused to be comment on a future fight with David Haye.

The British heavyweight was recently welcomed back into the WBC, seemingly paving way fro a 10million superfight with Vitali.

Still champion: Klitschko defended his WBC heavyweight title

Still champion: Klitschko defended his WBC heavyweight title

'I'm facing major tasks and not only in sports,' Klitschko said. 'I'll
fly to Kiev in the morning and will be fully occupied with preparations
for the parliamentary elections [in October] as the leader of the party.

'I'm 41 and I'm still boxing, but one cannot trick nature – I will have to hang my gloves on a nail soon.'

Emphatic Vitali Klitschko ends Charr"s perfect record in what could be last fight

Emphatic Klitschko ends Charr's perfect record in what could be last fight

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UPDATED:

23:28 GMT, 8 September 2012

Vitali Klitschko ended Manuel Charr's perfect record with a clinical defence of his WBC heavyweight title in Moscow.

In what could prove to be the Ukrainian's last-ever bout before embarking on a career in politics, a cut over Charr's right eye brought proceedings to an end with 56 seconds remaining in the fourth round.

Vitali Klitschko of Ukraine punshes Manuel Charr of Germany during the WBC-heavy weight title fight between Vitali Klitschko of Ukraine and Manuel Charr of Germany at Olimpiyskiy Arena

Going out with a bang: Klitschko lands one of many jabs on Charr's chin before the fight was stopped

Manuel Charr of Germany reacts after referee Guido Cavalleri of Italy finished the WBC-heavy weight title fight

Angry reaction: A bloodied Charr protests after the referee brought the WBC-heavy weight title fight to an end

It was a one-sided contest from the off, with Klitschko stalking the ring behind his jab and landing a couple of early shorts.

He put the former kickboxer down in the second round, landing a left hook which saw Charr counted to eight. And, when a similar shot wounded Charr in the fourth, the referee stepped in.

Vitali Klitschko of the Ukraine celebrates after winning the WBC-heavy weight title fight

Party time: Ukranian Klitschko celebrates with fans

Charr was disgruntled with the call, kicking the ropes, but the amount of blood he was shedding meant it was impossible for him to carry on.