Klitschko dropped the challenger in round five with a right hand to the mouth. Thompson never recovered and went down in round six from a barrage of punches. He was in the fetal postion on the canvas, but appeared more to be beaten with no hope to continue. It was a pathetic match up and Klitschko is in need of a real challenge. Klitschko did jab much less in the fight than his usual bouts.
On HBO, Nonito Donaire (29-1) continued his climb up the pound for pound ranks with a tough unanimous decision win over super bantamweight Jeffrey Mathebula (26-4-2). Donaire was the pressure fighter against his much taller opponent.
Mathebula was dropped by a left hook to the jaw at the end of round four, but he recovered well. It was a competitive bout with Donaire taking most of the rounds, but Mathebula appeared to do enough to win rounds and many thought it was closer than the judges' scores ringside. HBO reported that Mathebula may have had his jaw broke near the end of the fight.
In the HBO co-feature, super middleweight Kelly Pavlik (40-2) continued his comeback trail with a solid unanimous decision win over Will Rosinsky (16-2) in the ten round bout. Early in the fight, Pavlik knocked him down in round two with a short right hand to the chin. Rosinsky has fast hands and moves well, but he just did not have quite enough to win very many rounds. Pavlik did have a bruised ear and a cut over his eye after the bout.
On Fox Sports Network, light middleweight Jesus Soto Karass (26-7-3) defeated Euri Gonzalez (20-3-1) by TKO in round five. Gonzalez was dropped by a right hand and Karass kept on him until the referee halted the bout.