2004-11-06 Kostya Tszyu w rsc 3 Sharmba Mitchell, Glendale Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA - IBF/The Ring

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2004-11-06 Kostya Tszyu w rsc 3 Sharmba Mitchell, Glendale Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA - IBF/The Ring. Referee: Raul Caiz. Defending his one remaining title, Tszyu (140) did not waste too much time when going to work on the southpaw ‘interim’ champion, but in cutting the ring down he received a bad vertical cut alongside his left eye after a clash of heads towards the end of the opening round. With Tszyu desperate to get the fight over, Mitchell (140) strangely stayed on the inside in the second instead of using his speed and was made to pay as big rights drove him back to the ropes before a left hook dropped him for ‘five’. Almost as soon as the third had begun, Mitchell had been smashed down by a right through the middle and following two more knockdowns the referee stopped it with just two seconds of the round remaining.