1995-09-09 Steve Collins w pts 12 Chris Eubank, Padraig O’Chaoimh Gaelic Football Stadium, Cork, Ireland - WBO

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1995-09-09 Steve Collins w pts 12 Chris Eubank, Padraig O’Chaoimh Gaelic Football Stadium, Cork, Ireland - WBO. Referee: Ismael Fernandez. Scorecards: 115-113, 115-113, 114-115. As in their previous contest the new champion made a solid start to take the play away from Eubank (167½), the latter only getting into the fight for the first time in the sixth after the pace slowed. Up until then Eubank had found it difficult to get set, but after a nasty head clash left Collins (167) with a badly cut right eye in the seventh he began landing more right hands. Although Collins was slowing down he was still marching forward, and it was only in the last three sessions when Eubank began to let the punches go that he clawed back much of the points deficit. Certainly close, had one of the judges not given Collins the last round it would have been scored a draw.

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