1990-02-03 Mike McCallum w pts 12 Steve Collins, Hynes Convention Centre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - WBA

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1990-02-03 Mike McCallum w pts 12 Steve Collins, Hynes Convention Centre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - WBA. Referee: Bernie Soto. Scorecards: 118-111, 117-113, 117-111. Dominating Collins (160) in the first five rounds, having opened up a cut above the Irishman’s left eye in the fourth, the champion tried without success to score a kayo win in the fifth. With McCallum (159) looking tired, Collins took the next two sessions as pressured his rival, but in the eighth the Jamaican came right back, doubling up with the left from head to body, to reassert himself. Collins was now fighting on empty and although an accidental butt cut McCallum above the right eye in the 11th, the latter was never able to take advantage before running out a courageous loser.