1974-07-03 Soo-Hwan Hong w pts 15 Arnold Taylor, West Ridge Park Tennis Stadium, Durban, South Africa - WBA
1974-07-03 Soo-Hwan Hong w pts 15 Arnold Taylor, West Ridge Park Tennis Stadium, Durban, South Africa - WBA. Referee: Jack Bryant. Urged to quit after suffering a terrible beating, Taylor (117) confirmed that he had a difficult time making the weight but would like to carry on as a featherweight. Floored four times, the champion was beaten to the punch time and time again and how he stayed on his feet was nothing short of miraculous as Hong (118) battered him at will to land the unanimous decision.
There has never been a braver fighter than Taylor, who finished virtually unable to see through swollen eyes, before his career was virtually mirror-imaged when the tragic news came through that he had been killed in a motorcycle accident on 22 November 1981.