1979-12-06 Ayub Kalule w pts 15 Steve Gregory, Brondby Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark - WBA

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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, whenever the champion got the opportunity he would 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. 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. The fight entered the final session with Kalule still trying to win inside the distance, Gregory being under attack from a barrage of uppercuts to the head before making it to the bell.

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