1980-05-11 Matthew Saad Muhammad w rsc 5 (15) Louis Pergaud, Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - WBC
1980-05-11 Matthew Saad Muhammad w rsc 5 (15) Louis Pergaud, Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - WBC. Referee: Rudy Ortega. Taking control from the opening bell Muhammad (174½) was soon targeting the body with solid blows, and although the challenger landed two solid southpaw lefts to his jaw in the second and third they were shrugged off. Pergaud (174½) began the fourth throwing wild punches from either hand, but having been hurt downstairs at the end of the session he was more than wary at the start of the fifth. Opening up, Muhammad was soon on top of Pergaud, who tried to hold him up with long lefts and rights before being counted out on the 1.19 mark after being dropped by a left hook to the body.