2001-02-06 Vassiliy Jirov w co 1 Alex Gonzalez, Ice Palace, Almaty, Kazakhstan - IBF
2001-02-06 Vassiliy Jirov w co 1 Alex Gonzalez, Ice Palace, Almaty, Kazakhstan - IBF. Referee: Eddie Cotton. There was plenty of action while it lasted. Gonzalez (189¾) certainly came to fight, hurting Jirov (188) with a couple of solid shots before the latter responded with some of his own. However, once the southpaw champion had the bit between his teeth there was no stopping him, and at 1.35 of the opening round Gonzalez was counted out after being floored by cracking uppercuts to the head and body. Badly stunned, Gonzalez had to be carried to the dressing room.