Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Larry Bonds
After making Roberto Duran quit in their highly anticipated rematch, "Sugar" Ray Leonard makes the first defense of his second reign as WBC Welterweight Champion against unheralded contender Larry Bonds. Leonard drops Bonds onto his hands and knees in the fourth round but fails to put the game challenger away early. Bonds even mocks Leonard by windmilling his arm to begin the tenth round, but Leonard makes him pay by knocking him down again. Although Bonds again beats the count, Leonard continues to punish him on his feet until Referee Arthur Mercante calls a halt to the contest.