2000-12-16 Dariusz Michalczewski w rsc 7 Ka-Dy King, Gruga Hall, Essen, Germany - WBO

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2000-12-16 Dariusz Michalczewski w rsc 7 Ka-Dy King, Gruga Hall, Essen, Germany - WBO. Referee: Genaro Rodriguez. Having overcome an injured back and nose suffered in training, along with personal problems, with the champion not being at his best in this one King (175) made good in the opening three sessions. Showing a distinct lack of defence, Michalczewski (175), who took far too many punches needlessly, suffered a cut right eye in the second round following a head clash. In the fourth Michalczewski finally got going, with heavy rights and lefts finding the target, and in the seventh the tiring King was rescued by the referee on the 28-second mark. With King in real trouble after shipping heavy rights and lefts to the temple it was a timely stoppage.