Klitschko outpoints Jennings to defend heavyweight titles

Apr 26, 2015 1:52 AM by Ross Field

NEW YORK (AP) - Wladimir Klitschko easily outpointed a game-but-outclassed Bryant Jennings in the champion's return to the United States, defending his heavyweight titles with a unanimous decision Saturday night.

Klitschko was in control from the outset in his 18th straight successful defense. His jab and straight right hands kept Jennings from getting inside, and the unbeaten American had little chance of winning from distance.

The overwhelmingly pro-Klitschko crowd of 17,056 roared loudly with every thundering punch by the champ. They chanted Ukrainian slogans when he entered the arena and when the decision was announced: 116-111 on two cards, 118-109 on another.

The AP had it 118-109.

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