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. 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, seemingly unable to keep him off with his best punches having no effect. In the second session, picking it up where he left off, Curry (146¾) 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 on the 1.53 mark.

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.