1994-04-16 Kennedy McKinney w pts 12 Welcome Ncita, Convention Centre, South Padre Island, Texas, USA - IBF
1994-04-16 April Kennedy McKinney w pts 12 Welcome Ncita, Convention Centre, South Padre Island, Texas, USA - IBF. Referee: Rafael Ramos. Scorecards: 117-110, 117-111, 114-114. Making his fifth defence, McKinney (122) came through well against the tough Ncita (122), despite being put down by a looping right to the jaw in the fifth after both men had started slowly. It did not take long for McKinney to push on and having imparted damage to Ncita’s left eye in the sixth, when the eye was closed a round later the champion took over as he raked his rival’s head and body with hard and accurate blows. Ncita was still dangerous, occasionally troubling McKinney with heavy blows, but he was unable to alter the course of the fight.