1987-04-18 Lloyd Honeyghan w pts 12 Maurice Blocker, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England - IBF/WBC

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1987-04-18 Lloyd Honeyghan w pts 12 Maurice Blocker, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England - IBF/WBC. Referee: Bob Logist. Scorecards: 117-114, 119-112, 119-114. Proving a different proposition to his last challenger, Blocker (146¾) gave Honeyghan (147) all the trouble he could handle and the latter ended up with his left eye almost closed. Not recognised by the IBF as a title fight, Honeyghan switched between orthodox and southpaw in a bid to confuse Blocker, but as the fight moved on it was the latter’s better boxing, with excellent jabbing and right-hand counters, that was asking the questions. Towards the finish Honeyghan appeared to have something in hand before he had a couple of shockers in the 11th and 12th, when utterly exhausted, and to call upon all his reserves to get through. On the face of it, the scorecards in Honeyghan’s favour appeared much wider than they should have been.