Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Bruce Finch
1982-02-15 : Sugar Ray Leonard 146 lbs beat Bruce Finch 145¼ lbs by TKO at 1:50 in round 3 of 15
- Location: Centennial Coliseum, Reno, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Mills Lane
- Judge: Duane Ford 19-17
- Judge: Henry Elesperu 19-18
- Judge: Herb Santos 19-17
- WBA Welterweight Title (1st defense by Leonard)
- WBC Welterweight Title (3rd defense by Leonard)
- Program Cover
- Photo #1, Photo #2
- 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 round.
- 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.