1985-02-23 Michael Spinks w rsc 3 (15) David Sears, Sands Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WORLD

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1985-02-23 Michael Spinks w rsc 3 (15) David Sears, Sands Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WORLD. Referee: Larry Hazzard. Sears (173¾) made a bright start, shaking Spinks (170½) up with a left hook in the second round, before being advised by his corner to throw more of the same in the third. That proved to be Sears’ downfall. Up until then Spinks had been pacing himself, and when he countered with a right over the top Sears was down and virtually beaten. Having taken the ‘eight’ count Sears tried hang on, but with Spinks in full flow when a right to the head had the challenger almost out on his feet the referee made a timely intervention with 1.02 on the clock.