Posts Tagged ‘Heavyweight Champion’

World Boxing Association heavyweight World Champion “Terrible” Tim Witherspoon made the first defense of hist title after stopping Frank Bruno at 2:57 of round 11 in front of 40,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London, England on July 19th, 1986. The 28 year old Witherspoon landed four consecutive right hands that dropped Bruno, resulting in his corner immediately throwing in the towel. Witherspoon was ahead on the scorecards at the time of the stoppage 99-96, 98-96, and 97-94 and improved to 25-2, 17 KO’s. The 24 year old Bruno dropped to 28-2, 27 KO’s.

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World Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes tied Joe Louis’ record with his seventh straight title win via stoppage after referee Davey Pearl rendered Scott LeDoux unable to continue due to a severe cut under his left eyelid at 2:05 of round seven at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, Minnesota on July 7th, 1980. The 30 year old Holmes led 60-53 on all three scorecards at the time of the stoppage and improved to 35-0, 26 KO’s. LeDoux, 31, fell to 26-9-4, 17 KO’s.