1979-12-06 Ayub Kalule w pts 15 Steve Gregory, Brondby Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark - WBA
1979-12-06 Ayub Kalule w pts 15 Steve Gregory, Brondby Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark - WBA. Referee: Tony Perez. Scorecards: 149-135, 150-134, 15-147. Having floored Gregory (152) in the opening round with a looping southpaw right, the champion was content to send out the jab, and whenever he got the opportunity force his rival to the ropes in order to work him over with body shots. When Kalule (153) upped his work rate in the third, pumping in blows to Gregory’s body before firing in uppercuts, the latter had no defence for the punches coming his way other than covering up or retreating if he could, and it became painfully one-sided. Gregory, who was as game as they come, had some success in the 11th and 12th with good left hands, but before too long he was again taking punishment, and at the final bell was under attack from a barrage of uppercuts to the head.