Wladimir Klitschko vs. Ross Puritty
1998-12-05 : Wladimir Klitschko 224¾ lbs lost to Ross Puritty 249¾ lbs by TKO at 0:18 in round 11 of 12
- Location: Sport Palace, Kiev, Ukraine
- Referee: Daniel Van de Wiele
Wladimir Klitschko was winning the fight easily but ran out of gas. In round 10 Klitschko exhausted went down twice and in round 11 Puritty kept pounding Klitschko which caused his trainer to jump into the ring and stop the fight.