HAMBURG, Germany, (Reuters) – Vladimir Klitschko beat Britain’s David Haye on a unanimous points decision on Saturday to add the WBA heavyweight title to his three other belts and complete his family’s domination of the division.
The Ukrainian, whose lighter and smaller opponent took him the full 12 rounds despite fighting with a broken toe, was declared the winner 117-109, 118-108 and 116-110 by the two American and one South African judges.
While denied the 50th career knockout he had hoped for, Klitschko — now 56-3 — had more than enough reason to celebrate with his brother and WBC champion Vitali.
They now hold the WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF and IBO belts between them and have achieved their lifelong dream of uniting the division in the family.
“I would have loved to celebrate my 50th knockout,” said the youngest of the brothers, at 35, who was taunted publicly by the trash-talking English showman Haye in the build-up to the fight and had promised to punish him.
“I am still not okay with his behaviour before the fight,”