1973-11-03 Arnold Taylor w co 14 (15) Romeo Anaya, Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa - WBA
1973-11-03 Arnold Taylor w co 14 (15) Romeo Anaya, Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa - WBA. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. This was another battle of a long count, but this time it was the challenger who benefited. With his right eye almost closed, Taylor (114), who had been floored three times in the eighth and once in the tenth having earlier downed the champion in the fifth, came back strongly in the 14th to belt Anaya (117¼) to the canvas where he was counted out. Although it was a remarkable comeback for Taylor after he had taken heavy punishment, Anaya should have won the fight in the eighth round had he immediately gone to a neutral corner following one of the knockdowns. With Taylor given an extra six seconds to recover it turned out to be a costly mistake.