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2001-03-24 [[Sven Ottke]] w co 8 [[James Crawford]], Borderland Hall, Magdeburg, Germany - IBF. Referee: Robert Byrd. Taking more risks than usual, the champion set about the limited Crawford (167¼) right from the opening bell and dictated every round on his way to a relatively easy victory. Having thrown 165 blows at Ottke (167¾) and landed with only seven, the American did not have the technical defensive ability to avoid punches coming his way and his demise was just a matter of time. Badly cut on the nose in the sixth, Crawford tried his best to stay in the fight but all that came to nought when a series of left-rights to the head followed by a cracking right to the body sent him down to be counted out with eight seconds of the eighth remaining.   
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2001-03-24 [[Sven Ottke]] w co 8 [[James Crawford]], Borderland Hall, Magdeburg, Germany - IBF. Referee: Robert Byrd. Taking more risks than usual the champion set about the limited Crawford (167¼) right from the opening bell, dictating every round on his way to a relatively easy victory. Having thrown 165 blows at Ottke (167¾), landing with only seven, the American did not have the technical defensive ability to avoid punches coming his way, his demise being just a matter of time. Badly cut on the nose in the sixth Crawford tried his best to stay in the fight, but all that came to nought when a series of left-rights to the head followed by a cracking right to the body sent him down to be counted out with eight seconds of the eighth remaining.   
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:21, 1 July 2013

2001-03-24 Sven Ottke w co 8 James Crawford, Borderland Hall, Magdeburg, Germany - IBF. Referee: Robert Byrd. Taking more risks than usual the champion set about the limited Crawford (167¼) right from the opening bell, dictating every round on his way to a relatively easy victory. Having thrown 165 blows at Ottke (167¾), landing with only seven, the American did not have the technical defensive ability to avoid punches coming his way, his demise being just a matter of time. Badly cut on the nose in the sixth Crawford tried his best to stay in the fight, but all that came to nought when a series of left-rights to the head followed by a cracking right to the body sent him down to be counted out with eight seconds of the eighth remaining.