The heavyweight double-header held on Saturday night at the Max Schmeling Halle in Germany yielded some surprising results. In the main event, undefeated Russian giant Nicolai Valuev halted Swedish contender Attila Levin in just three rounds. For a fighter of seven feet and over 300-pounds in weight, Valuev's technical limitations have been scrutinized, but he dealt with Levin a lot faster and more authoritatively than many could have guessed he would. Valuev remains undefeated at forty wins with thirty knockouts.
In the co-feature, former European heavyweight champion Sinan Samil Sam out-worked American former Olympian Lawrence Clay-Bey over the twelve round duration. Sam, once so easily defeated by former cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez, surprisingly out-lasted the boxer in Clay-Bey.
In middleweight action on the card, Canadian Ian Gardner suffered the second loss of his career by dropping a decision to German middleweight Arthur Abraham. Abraham remains unbeaten with a record of fifteen wins with fourteen stoppages.