1989-02-11 Rene Jacquot w pts 12 Donald Curry, Sports Palace, Grenoble, France - WBC
1989-02-11 Rene Jacquot w pts 12 Donald Curry, Sports Palace, Grenoble, France - WBC. Referee: Jean Deswert. Scorecards: 117-113, 118-115, 118-116. Often outhustled and outpunched, the champion was a shell of the man who won the welterweight title a few years back, having great difficulty stemming the tide as the vigorous Jacquot (153) took over in the sixth and proceeded to build up points. Although he made a reasonable start, taking four of the opening five rounds, Curry (154) had difficulty landing effectively once the Frenchman got into his stride. Curry also had problems lifting himself when he needed to. By the eighth it was clear that the flat-footed Curry was tiring badly, and Jacquot took full advantage of the situation when driving his rival around the ring, landing lefts and rights to the head. Occasionally, Curry smashed in solid blows, but the mechanical Jacquot, despite being shaken up at times, merely backed off until coming again.