Difference between revisions of "1986-09-06 Michael Spinks w rsc 4 (15) Steffen Tangstad, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF"

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Spinks forfeited his IBF version of the title in February 1987 after refusing to defend against [[Tony Tucker]] and signing to meet [[Gerry Cooney]] instead. Billed as ‘The Peoples’ World Heavyweight Championship’, but not supported by any of the commissions, Spinks stopped Cooney in the fifth round at the Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey on 15 June 1987 and remained inactive until taking on [[Mike Tyson]] for the undisputed title.  
 
Spinks forfeited his IBF version of the title in February 1987 after refusing to defend against [[Tony Tucker]] and signing to meet [[Gerry Cooney]] instead. Billed as ‘The Peoples’ World Heavyweight Championship’, but not supported by any of the commissions, Spinks stopped Cooney in the fifth round at the Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey on 15 June 1987 and remained inactive until taking on [[Mike Tyson]] for the undisputed title.  
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Meantime, the IBF selected [[Tony Tucker]], who had outpointed [[James Broad]] over 12 rounds to win the vacant USBA title on 26 September, to meet [[James Buster Douglas]] to decide the vacancy.
  
 
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Revision as of 09:45, 20 September 2012

1986-09-06 Michael Spinks w rsc 4 (15) Steffen Tangstad, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Richard Steele. Despite being the European champion Tangstad (214¾) was no match for Spinks (201), who had him worked by the second round before sending him to his knees with a right to the head in the third. The end was now in sight. Coming out strongly in the fourth, Spinks quickly got down to business, putting Tangstad down twice more with big left hooks, and after the Norwegian got up from the second knockdown looking shaken and cut over the right eye the referee called the fight off on the 58 second mark.

Spinks forfeited his IBF version of the title in February 1987 after refusing to defend against Tony Tucker and signing to meet Gerry Cooney instead. Billed as ‘The Peoples’ World Heavyweight Championship’, but not supported by any of the commissions, Spinks stopped Cooney in the fifth round at the Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey on 15 June 1987 and remained inactive until taking on Mike Tyson for the undisputed title.

Meantime, the IBF selected Tony Tucker, who had outpointed James Broad over 12 rounds to win the vacant USBA title on 26 September, to meet James Buster Douglas to decide the vacancy.