Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Randy Shields

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Leonard lands a right against Shields

1978-10-06 : Sugar Ray Leonard 147 lbs beat Randy Shields 143½ lbs by UD in round 10 of 10


  • Shields outpointed Leonard to win the 1973 National AAU Light Welterweight Championship.
  • Shields was ranked second by the NABF and fifth by the WBC.
  • A crowd of 10,061 produced a gate of $77,434.
  • Leonard accidentally hit referee Tom Kelly with a left hook as Kelly was trying to separate the fighters in the ninth round. Kelly suffered a cut left eye and was replaced by judge Harry Cecchini.
  • The Associated Press reported: "There were no knockdowns, although Shields was reeling slightly under a furious attack in the final 30 seconds."