His goal: turn KO to OK

In Maskaev rematch, Rahman has to clear his mind of crushing '99 loss

Boxing

August 09, 2006|By LEM SATTERFIELD | LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER

Jim Lampley says the knockout was among the most brutal he has witnessed.

"When Oleg Maskaev landed that right hand to the left side of Hasim Rahman's face, Rahman sailed through the ropes and basically landed in my lap - first his head, then his upper body, then his legs," says Lampley, an HBO commentator. "And then Rock landed headfirst on the concrete floor."

WBC heavyweight title fight

Hasim Rahman (41-5-2, 33 KOs) vs. Oleg Maskaev (32-5, 25 KOs), Saturday, approx. 11 p.m., Las Vegas

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