Klitschko beats Sosnowski in 10th round TKO

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By Brian Rohan

BERLIN (Reuters) - Vitali Klitschko beat challenger Albert Sosnowski by technical knock-out Saturday, ending the Pole's bid to become his country's first heavyweight champion.

"Albert gave everything ... but experience played an important role," Klitschko told some 60,000 spectators after the contest in Schalke 04's soccer stadium in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Keeping Sosnowski at bay with an outstretched left arm throughout much of the bout, Klitschko baited the challenger before hammering the shorter man down to the canvas with an explosive combination that ended the fight.

"I have plenty of dry power left to fire," Klitschko said from the ring. "I hope the next fight will be soon. We'll see who'll be next, maybe David Haye."

Speaking to journalists after the fight form his locker room, Klitschko said he would be happy if either he or his brother gets to face Haye in the ring.

"He talks a lot and insults his opponents -- in America they'd call him a 'trash talker'. I'd be just as happy if it's Vladimir who beats him or I," he said.

Klitschko now has 40 victories from 42 fights with two defeats.

(Writing by Brian Rohan; Editing by Kevin Fylan and Peter Rutherford)