1986-02-16 Livingstone Bramble w rsc 13 (15) Tyrone Crawley, MGM Grand, Reno, Nevada, USA - WBA
1986-02-16 Livingstone Bramble w rsc 13 (15) Tyrone Crawley, MGM Grand, Reno, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Joey Curtis. Marching forward from the start, Bramble (135) soon had Crawley (134¾) in trouble when a right to the chin put him down in the second round, but the challenger was never outclassed and often hit back hard. Both men switched occasionally and while Crawley showed his hand speed, especially in flurries, by the tenth he seemed to have run out of ideas. Having been expected to box off the back foot and surprising many by his change of tactics, Crawley was still going quite well until the 13th when Bramble landed a solid right following a series of body blows. Put down heavily Crawley beat the count, but after getting up he went down again soon afterwards from another right to the head, whereupon the referee intervened with three seconds of the session remaining.
[Category: 1986 Lightweight Title Contests]]