1980-08-02 Aaron Pryor w co 4 (15) Antonio Cervantes, Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - WBA

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1980-08-02 Aaron Pryor w co 4 (15) Antonio Cervantes, Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - WBA. Referee: Larry Rozadilla. Sensing that it was going to be his night, the challenger tore into a hesitant Cervantes (139½) from the bell, but after doing some good work he was dropped by a short right-hand counter and saw the round out cautiously. In the second, Pryor (138½) again came on strong and after giving Cervantes a bit of a pounding with lefts and rights a slashing left hook opened up a bad gash over the latter’s right eye. By the end of the third Cervantes appeared exhausted, having tried to fend Pryor off, and at 1.47 of the fourth he was counted out after being dropped by a big overarm right, which followed a heavy body attack.