1980-03-29 Matthew Saad Muhammad w rsc 4 (15) John Conteh, Resorts International Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC

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1980-03-29 Matthew Saad Muhammad w rsc 4 (15) John Conteh, Resorts International Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC. Referee: Octavio Meyran. Although not looking his normal self the challenger stayed with Muhammad (175) in the opening three sessions, but in the fourth it all changed when he was dropped heavily by a right-left hook to the head. Put down again a further three times and given the mandatory ‘eight’ counts, when Conteh (175) went to the floor for the fifth time the referee stopped the contest after he had got up at ‘five’, 2.27 into the session. Conteh would have just one more fight, a winning one, before retiring.

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