1987-04-19 Mike McCallum w rsc 10 (15) Milton McCrory, Pointe Resort, Phoenix, Arizona, USA - WBA

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1987-04-19 Mike McCallum w rsc 10 (15) Milton McCrory, Pointe Resort, Phoenix, Arizona, USA - WBA. Referee: Joe Cortez. While McCrory (154) got away well against the slow starting champion, by the seventh round he was being pegged back by body shots that were undoubtedly sapping his strength, and when he was cut over the left eye in the eighth his challenge was almost over. Seemingly unable to hurt McCallum (153¾) the game McCrory gave it everything he had in the ninth, despite being under great pressure and taking plenty of stick. With McCrory, now badly swollen over the right eye as well as the left, McCallum cut loose with both hands in the tenth to eventually force the latter to his knees. Although McCrory was up at ‘four’ the referee took a good look at him on completion of the mandatory count and called it off, the finish being timed at 2.20.