Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Bruce Finch

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1982-02-15 : Sugar Ray Leonard 146 lbs beat Bruce Finch 145¼ lbs by TKO at 1:50 in round 3 of 15


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  • The fight was promoted by Main Events and billed as "Reno's Got It."
  • This was Leonard's first defense of the Undisputed World Welterweight Championship.
  • This was Reno's first championship fight since Jack Johnson knocked out James J. Jeffries in 1910.
  • Leonard's purse was $1.3 million, while Finch got $85,000.
  • Finch was ranked fourth by the WBC.
  • The fight was televised live on HBO and was later shown by ABC on Wide World of Sports.
  • There was a sellout crowd of 6,700 at Centennial Coliseum.
  • Leonard dropped Finch twice in the second round and once in the third.
  • While training for his next fight, Leonard discovered that he had a detached retina.
  • Leonard announced his retirement on November 9, 1982.
  • Leonard announced his return to the ring on December 10, 1983.