Rahman Stops Meehan

By Scott Shaffer @ MSG

13/11/2004

Rahman Stops Meehan

Hasim Rahman hurt Kali Meehan with a barrage of overhand rights at the end of fourth round causing Meehan's corner to stop the heavyweight bout. Rahman dominated throughout, connecting with 128 punches compared to just 33 for Meehan according to Compubox's Punchstats.   Rahman was credited with landing 47 of the 61 power punches he threw in the last round.  The victory rejuvenated the career of Rahman, who held the heavyweight championship of the world during most of 2001.  "The last couple of years, I've been a little dormant," Rahman admitted afterwards.  "I was trying to live off what I'd done before.  I had to go back and get serious and either get one of these belts or get out of the game." At 40-5-1, Rahman can look forward to another big bout, likely a title shot, against a Don King promoted heavyweight.  Although he deserved the WBO title for his efforts against Lamon Brewster in September, Meehan is now considerably lower on the heavyweight totem pole.