Vitali Klitschko vs. Chris Byrd

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2000-04-01 : Chris Byrd 210¾ lbs beat Vitali Klitschko 244¼ lbs by RTD at 3:00 in round 9 of 12

Comments

  • Byrd, in training for a fight against Lawrence Clay-Bey, took the fight on a week's notice after the original challenger, Donovan "Razor" Ruddock, pulled out due to a hepatitis infection.
  • After the ninth round Klitschko claimed an injured shoulder and the bout was stopped. He was later diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff.


Preceded by:
V. Klitschko vs. Sullivan
WBO Heavyweight Title Fight
# 21
Succeeded by:
Byrd vs. W. Klitschko I