1985-07-28 Mike McCallum w rsc 8 (15) David Braxton, Tamiani Fairgrounds Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USA - WBA

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1985-07-28 Mike McCallum w rsc 8 (15) David Braxton, Tamiani Fairgrounds Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USA - WBA. Referee: Roberto Ramirez. Defending his title against a former sparring partner, McCallum (154) started well when banging in body shots and solid rights to the head of Braxton (154) and almost stopped the latter in the fourth with volleys of punches hitting the target. It got worse for Braxton in the fifth when his left eyelid was badly damaged and although he hit back with some venom he couldn’t dent McCallum’s defences. After Braxton had fought desperately to no avail in the next two sessions, with the eye damage worsening and his legs beginning to go the referee waved the fight over on the 2.26 mark.