1986-09-27 Brian Mitchell w rsc 10 (15) Alfredo Layne, Super Bowl, Sun City, South Africa - WBA
1986-09-27 Brian Mitchell w rsc 10 (15) Alfredo Layne, Super Bowl, Sun City, South Africa - WBA. Referee: Hubert Earle. Having won the title from the three-time champion Wilfredo Gomez last time out, this time round a strangely lethargic-looking Layne (128½) was a huge disappointment, despite cutting Mitchell (129¾) over both eyes in the fourth round and thought to have the heavier artillery. From the fifth onwards, Mitchell, hammering in punches with both hands, took control as Layne looked in disarray and it was also noticeable that he was tiring fast. After systematically working Layne over, the tenth saw Mitchell driving the Panamanian round the ring before dropping him for ‘eight’ following blows to head and body. Back on his feet Layne was quickly put down twice more, whereupon the fight was awarded to Mitchell at 2.07 of the session on the three knockdowns in a round ruling which decreed an automatic stoppage.