1993-04-23 Michael Nunn w rsc 6 Crawford Ashley, The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee, USA - WBA

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1993-04-23 Michael Nunn w rsc 6 Crawford Ashley, The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee, USA - WBA. Referee: Julio Alvarado. Making his third defence inside four months Nunn (167½) ultimately punched too hard for Ashley (163), who for four rounds was in with a chance against the champion. However, by the fifth it was clear that Ashley was beginning to be ground down, especially after sustaining cracked ribs as Nunn concentrated on the body, and he was floored twice in that session before being dropped three more times in the sixth. The finish came with just one second remaining of the sixth after the referee was forced to call the fight off on the WBA’s three knockdowns in a round ruling.