1983-02-16 S. T. Gordon w rsc 8 (12) Jesse Burnett, Byrne Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA - WBC
1983-02-16 S. T. Gordon w rsc 8 (12) Jesse Burnett, Byrne Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA - WBC. Referee: Vincent Rainone. Defending his title for the first time, Gordon (194) started aggressively and took the opening three rounds, stunning Burnett (183) in the third with a left hook before the latter came back well in the fourth. Burnett began well in the fifth, but was being broken down by the end of the session as the champion hit back hard. Stepping the pace up in the seventh, Gordon began to up the ante before unleashing his full armoury in the eighth, and after battering Burnett with heavy blows from both hands a right to the head he dropped the latter right at the end of the session. After getting up and staggering to his corner the befuddled Burnett was stopped from continuing by the referee seven seconds into the interval.