Here's the Official Press Release!
Valuev still WBA champion!
WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev (45-0, 33 KOs) retained his title with a third round stoppage of Jameel McCline (38-6-3, 23 KOs) Saturday night at St Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland. Action was slow in round one with neither fighter landing anything of consequence. Valuex connected with a good right hand in round two and outworked McCline most of that round. McCime started to have success with combinations in in round three, but after an exchange at the end of the round, McCline fell to the deck with an apparent injury to his left knee. McCline could not continue and Valuev was declared the winner. Next on the agenda for Valuev is mandatory challenger Ruslan Chagaev.