2001-03-24 Vassiliy Jirov w co 1 Terry McGroom, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF

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2001-03-24 Vassiliy Jirov w co 1 Terry McGroom, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Tony Weeks. Less than two months after his last defence Jirov (190) was at it again when destroying another challenger inside the opening round, this time it was McGroom (190) who was knocked out on the 1.22 mark. Prior to the finish there was little action as Jirov looked to set up McGroom for his explosive punches, but once he had cornered the latter a terrific left to the body had him over and unable to get up in time to beat the ‘ten’ count.