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Boxing: Klitschko sees off Pianeta to claim 60th win

World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko defended his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts on Saturday as he out-classed challenger Francesco Pianeta with a sixth-round knock-out to register his 60th win. Although German-Italian Pianeta, who survived testicular cancer three years ago, came into the fight undefeated in his 29 previous fights, he was outclassed by the 37-year-old champion in Mannheim, south-west Germany.

Boxing: Champion Klitschko to face cancer survivor Pianeta

World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his four belts against cancer survivor Francesco Pianeta on May 4 in Mannheim, Germany, Klitschko's management has announced. The 36-year-old Klitschko will defend his IBF, IBO, Super WBA and WBO belts against the undefeated Pianeta, 28, who has 15 knock-outs and one draw in 28 wins despite having been diagnosed with testicular cancer in late 2009.

Boxing: Champion Klitschko to face cancer survivor Pianeta

World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his four titles against cancer survivor Francesco Pianeta on May 4 in Mannheim, Germany, Klitschko's management has announced. The 36-year-old Klitschko will defend his IBF, IBO, Super WBA and WBO belts against the undefeated Pianeta, 28, who has 15 knock-outs and one draw in 28 wins despite having been diagnosed with testicular cancer in early 2010.

Boxing-Klitschko to defend heavyweight title against Pianeta

BERLIN, March 5 (Reuters) - Ukraine's Vladimir Klitschko will defend his four world heavyweight title belts against former sparring partner German-Italian challenger Francesco Pianeta in Mannheim on May 4, his management said on Tuesday. Klitschko, who holds the IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA crown had used the 28-year-old Pianeta as a sparring partner last year. The 36-year-old Ukrainian's record stands as 59 wins and three defeats after his three successful title defences in 2012, including a November victory over Poland's Mariusz Wach.
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