1984-06-01 Livingstone Bramble w rsc 14 (15) Ray Mancini, War Memorial Coliseum, Buffalo, New York, USA - WBA
1984-06-01 Livingstone Bramble w rsc 14 (15) Ray Mancini, War Memorial Coliseum, Buffalo, New York, USA - WBA. Referee: Marty Denkin. Cut over the right eye from a clash of heads in the opening round, the champion fought with some urgency as he looked to take Bramble (134½) out, but the latter showed great flexibility as a switch hitter while boxing with much assurance to land solid counters. Coming on strong in the seventh, Bramble hurt Mancini (135) and by the ninth he was beginning to take over. In the 11th and 12th there was some respite for Mancini, by now cut over the left eye, as he went on the outside with left jabs before Bramble came back with heavy punches and a left hand almost dropped his man in the 13th. Coming out for the penultimate session, Mancini had virtually nothing left and when Bramble knocked the final resistance out him with a two-handed attack the referee came to his rescue after 53 seconds had elapsed.
[Category: 1984 Lightweight Title Contests]]