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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.  
  
After Collins relinquished the WBO version of the title on 2 October, having failed to force a championship match against [[Roy Jones]], [[Chris Eubank]] and [[Joe Calzaghe]] were matched to find a successor.
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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.