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Eklund-Leonard Fight, 18 July 1978 - 9th Round

Dickie Eklund fought Sugar Ray Leonard on the 18th of July, 1978.  The bout, which took place at Hynes Auditorium, in Boston, went the distance (10 rounds).

During the 9th round, Leonard hit the deck.  This clip depicts the moment when that happened.  The referee ruled that Leonard had tripped, but not everyone agreed.


Media Credits

Clip from the Leonard-Eklund boxing match, 18 July 1978.  Online, courtesy HBO and YouTube.  Copyright, HBO, all rights reserved.

 

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