1980-03-31 Sugar Ray Leonard w rsc 4 (15) Dave Boy Green, Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA - WBC

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1980-03-31 Sugar Ray Leonard w rsc 4 (15) Dave Boy Green, Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA - WBC. Referee: Arthur Mercante. Showing terrific hand speed, power and movement, the champion had a good look at Green (147) for three rounds before proving what a great fighter he was when dismantling the game Englishman in the fourth. Having been stung by two left jabs Leonard (147) finally began to open up with blinding combinations, and after a right uppercut rocked Green down to his boots a thundering left hook to the jaw sent him crashing down to be counted out on the 2.27 mark. It should have been seen as a clean knockout as Green was out cold, but when the referee stopped the count at ‘six’ to remove the gumshield, regardless of what was said afterwards, it has to be recorded as a stoppage.