2001-08-04 Wladimir Klitschko w rsc 6 Charles Shufford, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO
2001-08-04 Wladimir Klitschko w rsc 6 Charles Shufford, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO. Referee: Kenny Bayless. Having knocked Shufford (234) down in the second and third rounds with solid rights to the head after setting him up with left jabs, the champion was in total control at the start of the fourth. From then on it ceased to be a fight as Shufford went on the back foot while Klitschko (241) followed him around. The contest followed the same pattern in the sixth before coming to life when Klitschko caught Shufford, trapped in a corner, with a big left hook and sent him down, his back against the ring post. Surprisingly Shufford was up at ‘eight’, but on closer inspection the referee had seen enough and stopped the fight with five seconds of the session remaining.