Vitali Klitschko vs. Ross Puritty
2001-12-08 : Vitali Klitschko 249 lbs beat Ross Puritty 248¼ lbs by TKO at 1:16 in round 11 of 12
- Location: Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
- Referee: John Coyle
- WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title (1st defense by Klitschko)
- Puritty was the first boxer to defeat Wladimir Klitschko, Vitali's younger brother, and Vitali was out to avenge his brother's loss.
- SecondsOut.com reported that Klitschko "was in complete control of all 11 rounds."
- There were no knockdowns in the fight.
- The fight was stopped due to a cut over Puritty's right eye.