1994-05-11 Steve Collins w rsc 5 Chris Pyatt, Ponds Forge Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England - WBO
1994-05-11 Steve Collins w rsc 5 Chris Pyatt, Ponds Forge Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England - WBO. Referee: Paul Thomas. Looking a far bigger man than the champion, with Collins (159) making a confident start he was soon getting home with right-hand counters. It was anybody’s fight by the end of the fourth but it all changed in the fifth. Even though both men were getting their punches off it was Collins who landed the best one of the fight, a crunching right to the face that bowled Pyatt (159) over. After being given the mandatory ‘eight’ count, Pyatt was given the chance to carry on before being rescued by the referee after 2.27 of the session had elapsed when it was clear that he was taking too many punches.
When Collins relinquished the WBO version of the title in March 1995 following his victory over Chris Eubank for the WBO super middles crown, Lonnie Bradley was matched against David Mendez to find a new champion.