1976-04-25 Elisha Obed w pts 15 Sea Robinson, National Stadium, Abidjan, Ivory Coast - WBC

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1976-04-25 Elisha Obed w pts 15 Sea Robinson, National Stadium, Abidjan, Ivory Coast - WBC. Referee: Jay Edson. Scorecards: 148-146, 149-143, 146-147. Winning the majority of the first eight rounds, scoring well to the challenger’s head and body with left uppercuts and hooks, Obed (150) was nearly put out in the ninth after being sent reeling by a left hook that was backed up by solid blows from both hands. Just about getting through the session and the next one, Obed came back to win the 11th and 12th and although Robinson (149½) made the last three rounds interesting the champion was worth the win.