1984-04-21 Donald Curry w rtd 7 (15) Elio Diaz, Will Rogers’ Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas, USA - WBA/IBF

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1984-04-21 Donald Curry w rtd 7 (15) Elio Diaz, Will Rogers’ Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas, USA - WBA/IBF. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Being dropped after just 20 seconds was not the best of starts for the challenger, but he continually moved and made himself as difficult a target as he could as Curry (147) went looking for him. Pressing forward and picking his punches with care, Curry appeared to hurt Diaz (145½) every time he landed, and he had him down again in the fifth and the seventh rounds before the referee pulled the Venezuelan out during the interval on the instruction of the corner. With his right eye almost closed shut and having done his best it would have been foolhardy to have sent out Diaz for the eighth.