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
- WBC International Heavyweight Title
- Weights: Klitschko 102,6 kg / Ross Puritty 112,94 kg
Wladimir Klitschko was winning the fight easily but ran out of gas. In round 10 the exhausted Klitschko was knocked down, and in round 11 Puritty kept pounding Klitschko, which caused his trainer Fritz Sdunek to jump into the ring and stop the fight.