Ken Buchanan vs. Jerry Graci

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1969-07-14 : Ken Buchanan 130¾ lbs beat Jerry Graci 137½ lbs by TKO at 1:45 in round 1 of 10

  • Location: Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • Referee: Harry Gibbs

"Ken Buchanan, British lightweight champion, was to have met Carlos (Teo) Cruz in a final eliminator for the right to box for the world lightweight title, but Teo was injured in training. As a last minute substitute, Jerry Graci, of Boston, was called in, and he lasted just 105 seconds of the 1st round. Graci was outclassed. Referee Harry Gibbs stopped it. Graci did not land a single punch." -Ring Magazine, October, 1969 issue

  • Also on this card was a 10 rounder between Jack Bodell and Joe 'King' Roman and a 15 rounder for the vacant British middleweight title between Les McAteer and Wally Swift.