1994-02-26 Steve Little w pts 12 Michael Nunn, Exhibition Centre, Earls Court, London, England - WBA
1994-02-26 Steve Little w pts 12 Michael Nunn, Exhibition Centre, Earls Court, London, England - WBA. Referee: John Coyle. Scorecards: 115-112, 116-114, 113-115. Giving his former sparring partner a crack at his title despite him not having had a fight for 15 months, Nunn (167) was on his back after just 30 seconds following a wide left hook to the jaw. Although the squat Little (168) rushed in to finish the job he was unable to do any further damage to the 6’2” Nunn, who tied his man up effectively before getting back to work. However, after the fourth round it was clear that the southpaw champion was taking it far too easy, while Little continued to throw sweeping punches from both hands without ever looking convincing. Round after round followed with the lethargic Nunn, who had trouble making the weight, unable to up his work rate and thinking that the decision was his for the taking, only to lose his title to the unheralded Little who worked that much harder. Most onlookers felt that despite being unimpressive Nunn had won, but two of the judges saw it differently and they were the men that counted.