On March 19, 2011, Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko knocked out Cuban Odlanier Solis in the first round to retain his World Boxing Council heavyweight title.
Solís injured his right knee when falling to the canvas, following the impact of a smarting right. The former Olympic fighter got up slowly but in wincing pain, so the Mexican referee Guadalupe García decided to end the fight there and then.
The Cuban needed help to return to his locker room and was taken on a stretcher to hospital for a knee checkup. The sudden end caught the public by surprise. They were expecting a longer bout. Solís, 30, with extensive experience as an amateur, suffered his first defeat in 18 matches as a professional. Meanwhile, Klitschko, 39, improved to 42-2.