Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Rocky Ramon

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1978-02-04 : Sugar Ray Leonard 143 lbs beat Rocky Ramon 142½ lbs by UD in round 8 of 8

  • Location: Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Referee: Terry Moore
  • 40-30 40-30 40-30

Notes

  • This was Leonard's first fight against a ranked opponent. Ramon was ranked 10th by the NABF.
  • 7,277 attended the fight. It was the second largest crowd in the history of the Civic Center.
  • The Associated Press reported: "Leonard scored the only two knockdowns of the lopsided fight. He floored the five-foot-three Ramon with a right hand just before the end of the first round. Leonard was credited with another knockdown in the fourth, but Ramon complained that he had been tripped. Leonard tried desperately for a knockout in the final round, hitting Ramon with countless combinations. But the game Texan preserved his record of never having been knocked out."

Quote

  • Ramon: "You can't see his hands they're so fast."

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