1986-07-18 Jeff Fenech w rsc 14 (15) Steve McCrory, Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia - IBF
1986-07-18 Jeff Fenech w rsc 14 (15) Steve McCrory, Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia - IBF. Referee: Paul Moore. Roared on by a big crowd, Fenech (118) proved to be too strong for McCrory (117), the brother of the WBC welter champion, and dominated throughout, body punches continually softening his challenger up. As well as McCrory boxed early on, being unable to keep Fenech at bay for long he was ultimately worn down and rescued by the referee at 1.41 of the penultimate round.
Following Fenech’s decision to relinquish the IBF version of title in February 1987 in order to challenge Thailand’s Samart Payakaroon for the WBC junior featherweight crown, Kelvin Seabrooks and Miguel Maturana were matched to find a new champion.