Eric Lucas vs. Dingaan Thobela

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2001-11-30 : Eric Lucas 167¾ lbs beat Dingaan Thobela 168 lbs by TKO at 2:15 in round 8 of 12

  • World Boxing Council Super Middleweight Title (1st defense of Lucas)
  • Time: 2:15
  • Weights: Lucas 167.75 lbs, Thobela 168 lbs
  • Attendance: 13,000
  • Promoter: Interbox


  • The winner of the Lucas vs. Catley fight for the vacant title had been ordered by the WBC to defend against Thobela first.
  • In the eighth round, Lucas landed a hard left on Thobela's chin that momentarily stunned Thobela. Sensing victory, Lucas unleashed a flurry of punches to Thobela's head before the referee stepped in and called a halt to the fight.

Preceded by:
Lucas vs. Catley II
WBC Super Middleweight Title Fight
# 33
Succeeded by:
Lucas vs. Pazienza