1971-12-16 Bob Foster w rsc 3 (15) Brian Kelly, Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - WBC

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1971-12-16 Bob Foster w rsc 3 (15) Brian Kelly, Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - WBC. Referee: Earle Keel. Following a quiet opening round the champion got busy in the second after being caught by a right to the head, the only punch of note that Kelly (175) threw throughout the fight. With a seven-inch-reach advantage and power in both hands, when Foster (174) opened up Kelly had no defence against what was coming his way. Dropped twice in the second and again in the third when a left hook flattened him Kelly was rescued by the referee at 1.56 of the session, his unbroken run of 22 contests shattered along with any hopes he may have had regarding the championship.