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Vitali Klitschko KOs Odlanier Solis in 1st

Updated: March 20, 2011, 10:34 AM ET
Associated Press

COLOGNE, Germany -- Vitali Klitschko retained his WBC heavyweight title with a late first-round knockout of Odlanier Solis, who injured his knee in the fall and insisted it was that -- and not the champion's punch -- that ended the fight Saturday.

Klitschko's right to Solis' left temple staggered the Cuban, who wobbled back then fell on his back and clutched his right knee.

Solis managed to beat the count but was unsteady on his feet as referee Jose Guadalupe Garcia of Mexico ...

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