1989-04-27 Simon Brown w co 7 Al Long, The Armory, Washington DC, USA - IBF
1989-04-27 Simon Brown w co 7 Al Long, The Armory, Washington DC, USA - IBF. Referee: Tony Orlando. Despite being out of the ring for nearly a year, Long (146½) started fast, making Brown (147) appear sluggish and easy to hit, before the champion began to find his way in the third round. By the fourth, although still slippery, Long was gradually being worn down and, hurt by left hooks to head and body, his days appeared numbered. Still applying pressure, it took Brown until the seventh before he eventually found the finishing punches to knock Long over and at 2.21 the latter was counted out after blows to head and body, followed by left and right uppercuts, had sent him crashing.