1980-09-06 Ayub Kalule w pts 15 Bushy Bester, Athletics Stadium, Aarhus, Denmark - WBA
1980-09-06 Ayub Kalule w pts 15 Bushy Bester, Athletics Stadium, Aarhus, Denmark - WBA. Referee: Davy Pearl. Scorecards: 147-138, 147-138, 147-139. Although Bester (152½) was not expected to pose much of a threat to Kalule (153¼), he provided a real challenge and almost had the latter over in the sixth round when he had his man on the ropes bewildered and hurt. While Kalule had the class and moved up a gear from thereon, Bester never gave up and was always in there working away against his fellow southpaw, leaving him badly bruised and cut over the left eye. Not being a puncher didn’t help Kalule’s cause and despite repeatedly landing hooks and uppercuts to Bester’s head he was unable to stop the South African in his tracks and ultimately had to settle for a points victory. Making the fight from start to finish, Bester, who was cut over the right eye towards the end, left the ring to great applause, having forced Kalule to fight on his terms.