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Other results from Saturday night

Vitali Klitschko W12 Kevin Johnson...The WBC heavyweight title fight that took place in Berne, Switzerland between defending champion Vitali Klitschko and previously undefeated American challenger Kevin Johnson was pretty much one man show.  Klitschko grounded out a unanimous decision, in a fight in which Johnson spent much of his time lying on the ropes, not punching, and focusing primarily on making Dr. Ironfist miss his punches.  Johnson may have thrown a few jabs here and there, as he was pretty much the one-handed fighter he appears to have been throughout his entire career. Pathetic showing for Johnson, as he was all bark beforehand and no bite during the fight.  Official judges scores were 120-108 (twice) and 119-109.  Certainly Boxingchronicles.come endorses the 120-108 scorecard.  Shoving Vitali's brother Wladimir (the universally recognized heavyweight champion of the world) immediately following the contest was about as classless as Johnson could get.

television: HBO Boxing After Dark

Timothy Bradley W12 Lamont Peterson... In a battle of undefeated junior welterweights at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA, WBO champion Timothy Bradley won a 12 round decision over Lamont Peterson to retain his title.  Bradley decked Peterson with a right hand to the side of the head in round three, but Peterson was not hurt and proceeded to battle his way into the fight as the middle rounds ensued.  Both combatants got into some heated exchanges in the championship rounds, but it was Bradley who emerged victorious with a unanimous decision.  Official scores were 118-110, 119-108, and 120-107.  This was a tremendous win for Bradley.  Hopefully we will see him in a junior welterweight tournament at some point next year, along with Paulie Malignaggi, WBA champion Amir Khan, WBA interim titlist Marcos Maidana, WBC kingpin Devon Alexander, and IBF champion Juan Urango.

Vic Darchinyan TKO2 Tomas Rojas... Super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan successfully returned from his loss to IBF flyweight champion Joseph Agbeko last July, by retaining his championship via second round stoppage of challenger Tomas Rojas.  Rojas had success in the first round, as he was able to beat Darchinyan to the punch with some good counterpunching, but at the end of round two a left hand put Rojas down for the ten count.

television: Showtime Championship Boxing

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