Lloyd Honeyghan vs. Marlon Starling

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Referee Mills Lane stops the fight

1989-02-04 : Lloyd Honeyghan 146½ lbs lost to Marlon Starling 146 lbs by TKO at 1:19 in round 9 of 12

  • WBC Welterweight Title (2nd defense of 2nd reign by Honeyghan)


  • The New York Times reported: "Starling dominated Honeyghan from the opening bell. By the time Mills Lane, the referee, ended the fight, Honeyghan was puffy beneath his right eye, had a swollen cheekbone and was bleeding from his nose. He was exhausted and proceeding by sheer determination."
  • Starling landed 202 of 533 punches. Honeyghan connected on just 107 of 697.
  • Honeyghan tested positive for the painkilling drug lidocaine after losing to Starling. Honeyghan was fined $1,500.