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Scorecard: Povetkin shoots down Byrd in 11

In a division hungry for a star, heavyweight Alexander Povetkin may be a sure-fire bet. The hard-hitting Russian forced Chris Byrd's corner to throw in the towel after 11 fast-paced rounds.

Originally Published: October 29, 2007
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

A roundup of last week's notable boxing results from around the world:

Saturday at Erfurt, Germany

HeavyweightAlexander Povetkin TKO11 Chris ByrdTitle eliminator semifinal

Records: Povetkin, 14-0, 11 KOs; Byrd, 40-4-1, 21 KOs

Rafael's remark: If you can get a good price, buy all the stock you can in Povetkin, the 2004 Russian Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist and former world amateur champion who is on the fast track to stardom. And ...

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