1993-04-17 Kennedy McKinney w pts 12 Richard Duran, Arco Arena, Sacramento, California, USA - IBF
1993-04-17 Kennedy McKinney w pts 12 Richard Duran, Arco Arena, Sacramento, California, USA - IBF. Referee: Pat Russell. Scorecards: 117-111, 116-112, 116-112. The hard-hitting challenger gave McKinney (122) all the trouble he could handle in this one, but due to the latter’s adroitness and better boxing he was unable to land a finishing blow. Making a good start, Duran (122) won the first two rounds before being cut over the left eye, an injury McKinney then used to target as he moved ahead with accurate left jabs. Later in the fight the game Duran got to McKinney with several heavy rights to the head, the champion taking them well, and after an even tenth when both tired he got back to his boxing to win handily.