Wladimir Klitschko vs. Fabio Eduardo Moli

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2003-08-30 : Wladimir Klitschko 242½ lbs beat Fabio Eduardo Moli 259 lbs by KO at 1:49 in round 1 of 12

  • WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title (Vacant title)

It's a Quick Knockout for Wladimir Klitschko
Associated Press, August 31, 2003

Wladimir Klitschko stopped Fabio Moli 97 seconds into the first round of a heavyweight fight Saturday night at Munich, Germany.

The younger of the two Ukrainian Klitschko brothers threw a left that Moli, the seven-time South American champion, ducked into. The punch slammed into Moli's forehand and sent him into the ropes.

Klitschko, once an up-and-coming heavyweight, had his career derailed in March when South African Corrie Sanders knocked him out and took away his WBO title.

Moli (29-3) was fighting for the first time out of South America, and the crowd of 11,500 booed him for his performance.

Klitschko, 27, didn't say if the quick fight against an overmatched opponent proved much. He threatened to retire if he couldn't beat Moli.

"I did what I had to do in the ring," Klitschko (41-2) said.