Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Pete Ranzany

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1979-08-12 : Sugar Ray Leonard 147 lbs beat Pete Ranzany 147 lbs by TKO at 2:41 in round 4 of 12


  • Leonard was ranked second by the WBC, and Ranzany was ranked third.
  • Leonard made $150,000, and Ranzany got $75,000.
  • The fight took place at the Caesars Palace Sports Pavilion before a capacity crowd of about 4,500.
  • The fight was televised nationally on ABC on Wide World of Sports.
  • The Associated Press reported: "Both fighters rarely left the center of the 18-foot ring until Leonard backed Ranzany to the ropes with a flashing series of jabs followed by a half-dozen devastating hooks that put Ranzany down."


Preceded by:
Ranzany vs. Gray
NABF Welterweight Title Fight
# 14
Succeeded by:
Leonard vs. Price