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Maskaev stops Rahman in 12th round (AP)
Populux | August 13, 2006 at 02:36 amby
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LAS VEGAS - Oleg Maskaev stopped Hasim Rahman in the 12th round Saturday night with a dramatic last-minute rally to win the WBC heavyweight title. Maskaev (33-5, 26 KOs) seemed headed for a narrow defeat in an entertaining fight until he sprang to life in the final round, knocking the champion into the ropes with a series of heavy blows. Rahman (41-6-2), obviously hurt after setting the pace early on, desperately tried to hold on until the final bell, even grabbing Maskaev's leg as he stumbled ...