1981-06-12 Saoul Mamby w pts 15 Jo Kimpuani, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA - WBC
1981-06-12 Saoul Mamby w pts 15 Jo Kimpuani, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA - WBC. Referee: Eddie Yoo. Scorecards: 149-134, 149-140, 149-138. Hampered by a nine-month layoff mainly due to contractual problems, the champion took his time to get going but by the eighth his left hook, especially to the body, was proving to be too much for Kimpuani (139¼). Prior to that, Kimpuani had bothered Mamby (139¾) with left hooks of his own, supplemented by the occasional right hand, but he failed to make a permanent dent and the latter’s speed took him away from the danger zone to run out an easy victor. Mamby admitted afterwards that he was unable to find any rhythm and was unable to put his combinations together as he would have liked.
[Category: 1981 Junior Welterweight Title Contests]]