Nikolay Valuev vs. Jameel McCline

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Nikolai Valuev 322 lbs beat Jameel McCline 268 lbs by RTD at 3:00 in round 3 of 12

  • Date: 2007-01-20
  • Location: St. Jakob Halle, Basel, Switzerland
  • Referee: John Coyle
  • Judge: Paul Thomas 28-29
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  • Judge: Ricardo Duncan 29-28
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  • Judge: Daniel Talon 29-28
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  • World Boxing Association Heavyweight Title (3rd defense by Valuev)
  • Time: 2:55
  • Weights: Valuev 322.25 lbs / 146.2 kg, McCline 268.25 lbs / 121,7 kg


Comments

  • First heavyweight title fight in Switzerland.
  • McCline ranked No.9 contender by the WBC, unranked by other organizations coming into the fight.
  • With a combined weight of 590.6 lbs, this is also the heaviest fight for a title belt to date.
  • McCline suffered an injury to his kneecap at the end of the third round and was unable to continue the fight.
  • After two rounds Valuev was leading 20-18 on two scorecards, while the third card had the fight even at 19-19.
  • The fight averaged 7.42 million viewers in Germany, generating 21.9 market share.



Preceded by:
Valuev vs. Barrett
WBA Heavyweight Title Fight
# 85
Succeeded by:
Valuev vs. Chagaev