Michael Nunn vs. Sumbu Kalambay

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Sumbu Kalambay and Michael Nunn

1989-03-25 : Michael Nunn 160 lbs beat Sumbu Kalambay 159 lbs by KO at 1:28 in round 1 of 12


  • Nunn was a 5 to 1 favorite.
  • The fight was originally to be a unification match between IBF champion Nunn and WBA champion Kalambay, but the WBA stripped Kalambay for choosing to fight Nunn instead of Herol Graham, the WBA's mandatory challenger.
  • Nunn's purse was $1.1 million and Kalambay got $400,000.
  • Nunn scored a one-punch knockout with a left to the chin of Kalambay. It was the only knockout loss of Kalambay's career.
  • The fight was named The Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year.

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Preceded by:
Nunn vs. Roldan
IBF Middleweight Title Fight
# 11
Succeeded by:
Nunn vs. Barkley