1985-12-06 Donald Curry w co 2 (12) Milton McCrory, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WORLD

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1985-12-06 Donald Curry w co 2 (12) Milton McCrory, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WORLD. Referee: Mills Lane. Contested over the WBC distance of 12 rounds, it had been agreed that in order to unify the title that body and the IBF/WBA, who recognised 15 rounds as the world title distance, would take it in turns to promote world title fights for this weight class.

Wobbled in the first round by a searing left hook, McCrory (146¾) found the WBA/IBF champion right in front of him throughout the contest and seemed unable to keep him off, his best punches having no effect. In the second session, Curry (146¾) picked up where he left off and soon had McCrory over from a solid left hook to the head. It was clear that McCrory had little left and after he just about got himself up by the end of the mandatory ‘eight’ a smashing right to the jaw sent him down to be counted out with 1.53 on the clock.