Wladimir Klitschko vs. Ray Austin

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2007-03-10 : Wladimir Klitschko 246½ lbs beat Ray Austin 247 lbs by KO at 1:23 in round 2 of 12


- Wladimir Klitschko made quick work of Ray Austin. In round two, Klitschko connected with several consecutive left hooks that sent Austin crashing face first to the canvas. Austin got up at the count of nine, clutching the ropes, but referee Eddie Cotton waved off the fight.
- Mandatory defense of the IBF title for Wladimir Klitschko against #2 ranked Ray Austin, who stepped into this position after defeating Owen Beck. Austin became the mandatory challenger when he fought Sultan Ibragimov to a draw in a title eliminator in July 2006.