22 February (116lbs) Frankie Conley w rtd 42 (45) Monte Attell, Vernon Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA
22 February (116lbs) Frankie Conley w rtd 42 (45) Monte Attell, Vernon Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA. Referee: Charles Eyton. Billed for the world title at 116lbs with both men inside the weight, Conley became the new champion in the 42nd round when Attell was saved from a certain knockout defeat after his seconds, throwing up the sponge, rushed into the ring. Attell had been smashed to the floor by a right to the jaw and with his left eye closed and his features battered he was without hope when the fight was halted. The writing had been on the wall for many rounds as Attell ran from Conley and it was only his courage that had kept him going.