Chris Byrd vs. Wladimir Klitschko (2nd meeting)

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2006-04-22 : Chris Byrd 213½ lbs lost to Wladimir Klitschko 241 lbs by TKO at 0:41 in round 7 of 12

  • IBF Heavyweight Title
  • Vacant IBO Heavyweight Title
  • Referee: Wayne Kelly
  • Judges: Roy Francis, Steve Epstein, Robert Hoyle
  • Weights: Byrd 213½, Klitschko 241
  • Announcer Michael Buffer
  • Byrd was seconded by his father.
  • Klitschko was seconded (and had been trained) by Manny Stewart.
  • Byrd was knocked down in the fifth round.
  • A right hand knocked Byrd down in the seventh and opened up a large cut near the eye. Byrd made the count but Referee Kelly stepped in to stop the bout at 0:41.