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