1987-05-30 Tony Tucker w rsc 10 (15) James Buster Douglas, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF

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1987-05-30 Tony Tucker w rsc 10 (15) James Buster Douglas, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Mills Lane. Contesting the vacant title, even though both Tucker (222¼) and Douglas (228¼) had promised much the fight never really got going. By the seventh Douglas seemed to be in front with his better boxing, but thereafter he began to tire. Following that, it was Tucker, despite having pulled a muscle in his right arm in the second, who picked up the pace with good body punches. In the tenth, after being badly hurt by a big right to the jaw and not fighting back, Douglas was rescued by the referee at 1.36 of the session.

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