Chris Byrd vs. Wladimir Klitschko (1st meeting)
2000-10-14 : Wladimir Klitschko 238 lbs beat Chris Byrd 213½ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Kolnarena, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
- Referee: Lou Moret
- Judge: Bill Lerch 120-106
- Judge: Axel Zielke 119-107
- Judge: Cesar Ramos 118-108
- In Byrd's previous fight, he defeated Vitali Klitschko, Wladimir's older brother, by a ninth-round TKO to win the WBO heavyweight title.
- Klitschko knocked Byrd down in rounds nine and eleven.
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