Wladimir Klitschko vs. Hasim Rahman

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Total Punches Klitschko Rahman Landed 178 30 Thrown 369 207 Pct. 48% 14% Jabs Klitschko Rahman Landed 134 15 Thrown 251 151 Pct. 53% 10% Power Punches Klitschko Rahman Landed 44 15 Thrown 118 56 Pct. 37% 27%

2008-12-13 : Wladimir Klitschko 244¾ lbs beat Hasim Rahman 253½ lbs by TKO at 0:44 in round 7 of 12


  • Klitschko was originally scheduled to meet Alexander Povetkin in a mandatory defence of the IBF title but Povetkin pulled out due to an injury.
  • The fight against Rahman (ranked #4 by the IBF) was recognised as a mandatoy defence for Klitschko
  • Povetkin retained his status as mandatory challenger for the IBF title and will be granted a title shot no later than September 13th, 2009

Bout Summary


Klitschko came out with a stiff left jab, controlling the fight and knocking Rahman's head back. A right hand combination shook Rahman in the first round. In the second round, Klitschko had Rahman backed into the ropes and was launching off with his right hand and jabs. The pattern continued for the next few rounds. A combination sent Rahman down at the start of the sixth round and Rahman was able to beat the count. Klitschko went right after Rahman and backed him up against the ropes and punished him with a variety of punches. Klitschko rocked a defenseless Rahman on the ropes with a combination of punches in the seventh, prompting the referee to stop the fight. Klitschko appeared to win every round, as ex-champion Rahman landed only thirty punches the entire bout and was unable to mount an offense.

Preceded by:
W. Klitschko vs. Thompson
IBF Heavyweight Title Fight
# 51
Succeeded by:
W. Klitschko vs. Chagaev
Preceded by:
W. Klitschko vs. Thompson
IBO Heavyweight Title Fight
# 27
Succeeded by:
W. Klitschko vs. Chagaev
Preceded by:
W. Klitschko vs. Thompson
WBO Heavyweight Title Fight
# 39
Succeeded by:
W. Klitschko vs. Chagaev