1980-04-17 Ayub Kalule w rtd 11 (15) Emiliano Villa, Brondby Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark - WBA
1980-04-17 Ayub Kalule w rtd 11 (15) Emiliano Villa, Brondby Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark - WBA. Referee: Joe Santarpia. In a battle of southpaws, Kalule (153½) took it relatively easy at the start as Villa (150¾) made the early running, concentrating on the body while looking to put the champion under pressure. By the fourth, however, Kalule was beginning to take over when making good use of his jab. From there on, although Villa was still in the contest his work was becoming wild and less effective. As the fight moved on, Kalule was more and more in control, his jabs and hooks slowly but surely grinding Villa down, and at the end of the 11th session the latter's corner advised the referee that he had suffered enough. At the time of closure, Villa had cuts over both eyes and a badly swollen mouth.