Published: Sunday September 30, 2012 MYT 8:58:00 AM
Povetkin retains WBA title with Rahman stoppage
HAMBURG - Russia's Alexander Povetkin retained his WBA world heavyweight title on Saturday with a second-round stoppage of former world champion Hasim Rahman of the United States.
Povetkin, 33, extended his undefeated record to 25 fights with 18 victories coming inside the distance.
The 39-year-old Rahman, who famously relieved Britain's Lennox Lewis of his world titles in 2001, fell to his eighth career defeat against 41 wins and two draws.