1997-07-05 Steve Collins w rsc 3 Craig Cummings, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland - WBO

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1997-07-05 [[Steve Collins]] w rsc 3 [[Craig Cummings]], Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland - WBO. Referee: Roy Francis. On the floor in the opening ten seconds after being caught by a right-left to the temple, the champion returned the favour when a thumping right put Cummings (161½) down for the mandatory count not long after. Pushed over at the end of the second and cut below the left eye in the third, Cummings was then put under a constant battering as Collins (167¾) looked to finish the fight and with the American not fighting back the referee rescued him at 1.17 of the session.  
 
1997-07-05 [[Steve Collins]] w rsc 3 [[Craig Cummings]], Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland - WBO. Referee: Roy Francis. On the floor in the opening ten seconds after being caught by a right-left to the temple, the champion returned the favour when a thumping right put Cummings (161½) down for the mandatory count not long after. Pushed over at the end of the second and cut below the left eye in the third, Cummings was then put under a constant battering as Collins (167¾) looked to finish the fight and with the American not fighting back the referee rescued him at 1.17 of the session.  
  
Collins relinquished the WBO version of the title on 2 October after failing to force a championship match against [[Roy Jones]].
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Due to make a defence against [[Joe Calzaghe]] on 11 October, Collins was forced to relinquish the WBO version of the title at the end of September after sustaining a foot injury in training and [[Chris Eubank]] was quickly drafted in to meet the Welshman. A few days later, on 2 October, Collins announced his retirement, his failure to force a championship match against [[Roy Jones]] being the main reason.
  
 
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Revision as of 11:10, 11 October 2012

1997-07-05 Steve Collins w rsc 3 Craig Cummings, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland - WBO. Referee: Roy Francis. On the floor in the opening ten seconds after being caught by a right-left to the temple, the champion returned the favour when a thumping right put Cummings (161½) down for the mandatory count not long after. Pushed over at the end of the second and cut below the left eye in the third, Cummings was then put under a constant battering as Collins (167¾) looked to finish the fight and with the American not fighting back the referee rescued him at 1.17 of the session.

Due to make a defence against Joe Calzaghe on 11 October, Collins was forced to relinquish the WBO version of the title at the end of September after sustaining a foot injury in training and Chris Eubank was quickly drafted in to meet the Welshman. A few days later, on 2 October, Collins announced his retirement, his failure to force a championship match against Roy Jones being the main reason.

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