1989-06-25 Michael Moorer w rsc 8 Leslie Stewart, Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBO

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1989-06-25 Michael Moorer w rsc 8 Leslie Stewart, Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBO. Referee: Ted Pick. Starting badly, the undefeated champion was picked off by left jabs and rights over the top for several rounds, and at the end of the seventh all three judges had Stewart (174¼) ahead. It was at that point things dramatically changed. Taking on a new lease of life Moorer (173¾) finally caught up with Stewart, southpaw lefts and rights having the latter down for the mandatory ‘eight’ count. Dropped again, Stewart was stopped with 36 seconds of the session left after getting up and being battered without return.