1989-12-03 Boone Pultz w pts 12 Magne Havnaa, Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark - WBO
1989-12-03 Richard Boone Pultz w pts 12 Magne Havnaa, Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark - WBO. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Scorecards: 116-113, 115-114, 115-118. In a contest to decide the WBO’s first champion at the weight, it was the switch-hitting Pultz (182) who impressed two of the judges even though his work rate slumped in the final third. Even a cut over his right eye suffered in the seventh failed to slow Havnaa (189) down and having forced the fight for much of the time he appeared to have done enough to win, his left jab and body attacks being prominent. Prior to the decision being announced Havnaa was odds on favourite and following the clamour afterwards he was given an early opportunity of a return.