1982-11-20 Dwight Muhammad Qawi w rsc 11 (15) Eddie Davis, Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC

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1982-11-20 Dwight Muhammad Qawi w rsc 11 (15) Eddie Davis, Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC. Referee: Tony Perez. Put down in the first round by a right uppercut to the jaw, a dazed Davis (175) beat the count and survived the next two sessions before coming right back at the champion in the fourth. By now cut over the left eye, Davis slugged it out with the squat Qawi (174½) right up to the end of the ninth before the pace told on him. Hammered by punches from both hands in the tenth, Davis somehow held up, but in the 11th with Qawi on the attack a big right to the head dropped him and although he got to his feet in time the referee had seen enough and stopped the fight 28 seconds into the round. Towards the end on the year the WBC announced that, as from 1 January 1983, all world title bouts held under their banner would be contested over 12 rounds.