1987-07-01 Terry Marsh w rsc 6 (15) Akio Kameda, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England - IBF
1987-07-01 Terry Marsh w rsc 6 (15) Akio Kameda, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England - IBF. Referee: Randy Neumann. With the tall Japanese southpaw making his second attempt to win the title, Marsh (140) was soon hard at work, landing hurtful straight punches, but would-be disaster struck in the second when he picked up a badly cut right eye. It was at that point Marsh showed what he was made of and instead of taking it easy he tore into Kameda (140), shaking him up with left hooks and solid rights. It looked desperate for Marsh in the third as the gashed eye worsened, but, ignoring Kameda’s blows, he hit back with straight lefts and rights mixed up with left hooks and uppercuts, and walked through his man into the fourth where he inflicted more punishment. Kameda, now cut by the right eye, struggled through the fifth into the sixth before being dropped by a right hand, prior to being given a standing count when unable to defend himself adequately. Saved by the bell to end the round, the fight was called off during the interval when the ringside doctor advised the referee that Kameda was done for.
Marsh retired as the undefeated IBF champion in September following his disclosure of being an epileptic, having been matched to defend against Frankie Warren. Following this, Warren was matched against Buddy McGirt to find a new champion.