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In a battle of undefeated Heavyweight Champions, International Boxing Hall of Famer “Iron” Mike Tyson unified the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association, and International Boxing Federation World titles after winning a 12 round unanimous decision over Tony Tucker by the scores of 119-111, 118-113, and 117-112 at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 1st, 1987. The 21 year old Tyson improved to 31-0, 27 KO’s, while the 28 year old Tucker dropped to 34-1, 29 KO’s.

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Tony Lopez won the International Boxing Federation Super Featherweight Championship of the World after winning a 12 round unanimous decision over Rocky Lockridge by the scores of 116-112 and 115-112 twice at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California on July 23rd, 1988. The fight earned Fight of the Year honors from Ring Magazine. The 25 year old Lopez survived a knockdown in round eight and improved to 30-1, 22 KO’s. The 29 year old Lockridge was making the third defense of his title and dropped to 43-6, 35 KO’s.

International Boxing Federation World Champion Simon Brown made the first defense of his title after stopping Jorge Vaca at 2:05 of round three at the National Arena in Kingston, Jamaica on July 16th, 1988. Brown scored five knockdowns overall and led 20-15 twice and 20-13 on the scorecards at the time of the stoppage. The 24 year old Brown improved to 26-1, 20 KO’s, while the 28 year old Vaca slipped to 42-8-1, 36 KO’s.

International Boxing Hall of Fame member Orlando Canizales won the IBF World Bantamweight championship after stopping Kelvin Seabrooks at 1:03 of round 15 at the Sands Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey on July 9, 1988. Canizales scored knockdowns in round one and 15 and led on the scorecards 138-127, 138-128, and 137-128 at the time of the stoppage. The 22 year old Canizales improved to 20-1-1, 17 KO’s and would go on to defend the title a Bantamweight record 16 times. The 25 year old Seabrooks was making the fourth defense of the title and fell to 26-14, 21 KO’s.