2001-03-24 Sven Ottke w co 8 James Crawford, Borderland Hall, Magdeburg, Germany - IBF
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.