1999-12-11 Vitali Klitschko w rtd 9 Obed Sullivan, Alsterdorfer Sports Hall, Hamburg, Germany - WBO

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1999-12-11 Vitali Klitschko w rtd 9 Obed Sullivan, Alsterdorfer Sports Hall, Hamburg, Germany - WBO. Referee: Joe Cortez. Retaining his title for the second time, Klitschko (244¾) dominated the punch stats when it was revealed that Sullivan (227¾) landed only 11 of the 283 thrown. Klitschko found Sullivan an easy target, his stabbing left leads followed by crashing rights taking a lot out of the latter. However, Sullivan, with his right eye closed, made it into the seventh and boxed on for three more rounds before being retired by his corner at the end of the ninth. This was the first time that Klitschko had gone beyond six rounds.