Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko gave Alexander Povetkin his first loss by earning a unanimous decision to keep his WBA and IBF belts on Saturday.
Klitschko knocked down Povetkin three times in the seventh round.
All three judges ruled 119-104 each for Klitschko (61-3, 52 KO), handing Povetkin his first defeat in 27 fights.
Klitschko stuck to his usual tactics, scoring frequently off his left jap and forcing Povetkin to attack, but the Russian rarely succeeded.
Klitschko first knocked Povetkin down with a combination 51 seconds into the seventh round. He floored Povetkin again with a left hook 35 seconds later, and again with 57 second left, but the Russian recovered.