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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 June, 2003, 03:27 GMT 04:27 UK
Lewis v Klitschko photos
The Staples Center in Los Angeles
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The Staples Center in Los Angeles is the venue for the WBC heavyweight title fight between Lennox Lewis and Vitali Klitschko
Klitschko lands a thundering upper cut
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Lewis is in trouble early on as Klitschko starts strongly with two right-handers in the opening round
Lewis fights back with some good power shots
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Lewis battles back in the third round, landing some telling shots and looking to exploit a cut above Klitschko's eye
Klitschko staggers Lewis as the fighters trade heavy blows
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Klitschko gains the upper hand with a flurry of punches and the judges have him ahead at the end of the fifth round
Vitali Klitschko and his brother Wladimir
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Klitschko is cut above the eye and his brother Wladimir works hard to patch Vitali up between rounds
Lewis and Klitschko tumble to the canvas
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Lewis and Klitschko tumble to the canvas together as the fight degenerates into a brawl
With Klitschko's face badly cut the referee stops the fight
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Lewis' power makes a mess of Klitschko's face and with deep cuts on his cheek and above his eye the referee stops the fight
Lenox Lewis celebrates a far from convincing win
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The stoppage means Lewis retains his WBC heavyweight title after an unconvincing performance
Klitschko in the after-fight press conference
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In the after-fight press conference the damage inflicted on Klitschko's face is clear to see



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