1985-06-30 Jimmy Paul w rsc 14 (15) Robin Blake, Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF

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1985-06-30 Jimmy Paul w rsc 14 (15) Robin Blake, Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Joey Curtis. The first five rounds saw the challenger using the ring well along with the southpaw jab to confuse Paul (134¾), who was probably expecting a tear-up from the opening bell. After being hurt in the fifth by a big right hook Paul started to find the range, and from the seventh he began to dominate as Blake (134) tired. Floored in the ninth, having taken a big left hook and right hand to the head, Blake came back bravely before being dropped again in the 12th, this time by a solid left. It now seemed to be just a matter of time. With Paul keeping the punches going in the 14th, when Blake turned away he was rescued by the referee with 19 seconds of the session remaining.