1982-06-26 Leroy Haley w pts 15 Saoul Mamby, Front Row Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio, USA - WBC
1982-06-26 Leroy Haley w pts 15 Saoul Mamby, Front Row Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio, USA - WBC. Referee: Jackie Keough. Scorecards: 145-142, 148-144, 143-144. Allowing Haley (139½) to get away to a good start in the early rounds while he was content to bide his time, it became obvious that the champion had made the wrong decision when finding it difficult to get himself going. A notoriously slow starter, when Mamby (138) did finally begin to apply pressure it seemed to have little effect on the bobbing and weaving Haley, who threw left hooks and overarm rights from a crouching position and coped comfortably with everything coming his way. By the 11th the title seemed to be slipping away from Mamby and although he began to throw more leather it was not enough and Haley just about deserved the verdict that came his way.