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

  • NABF Welterweight Title (6th defense by Ranzany)


  • Leonard was ranked second by the WBC, and Ranzany was ranked third.
  • The fight took palce at the Caesars Palace Sports Pavilion.
  • The fight was televised nationally by ABC's Wide World of Sports.
  • Leonard floored Ranzany once in the fourth round. Upon rising, Ranzany was battered in a corner until the referee stopped the fight.
  • Leonard made $150,000, and Ranzany got $75,000.


Associated Press - August 13, 1979

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