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Leonard drops Mayweather in the eighth round
1978-09-09 : Sugar Ray Leonard 146¾ lbs beat Floyd Mayweather 146 lbs by TKO at 2:16 in round 10 of 10
- Location: Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
- Referee: Martin Taber
- Leonard was ranked fifth by the WBA. Mayweather wasn't ranked in the WBA's top ten, but he was ranked sixth by The Ring.
- The fight was televised live by ABC on Wide World of Sports.
- Mayweather was knocked down twice in the eighth round.