Vitali Klitschko vs. Ross Puritty

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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.
  • 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.