Ron Lyle vs. Stan Ward

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Ron Lyle 221 lbs beat Stan Ward 236 lbs by MD in round 10 of 10

"#3 ranked Ron Lyle of Denver met tough competition in little known Stan Ward from Sacramento, Calif. Lyle, who said he was suffering from the flu, came out with a majority decision in the scoring. Ward forced Lyle into the ropes with an outstanding job of infighting and held his own with the 35 year old slugger in a match with no knockdowns." -Associated Press

  • Unofficial AP scorecard - 47-46 Ward
  • This 10 rounder shared the bill with three more 10 rounders between Ken Norton v Lorenzo Zanon, Jimmy Young v Jody Ballard and Larry Holmes v Young Sanford.

Post fight comment

  • "I was sick enough this morning and I thought maybe they'd have to call off the fight." -Ron Lyle, relating his attack of the flu