Sugar Ray Leonard KOs Pete Ranzany This Day August 12, 1979
Leonard one step closer to the welterweight crown
Sugar Ray Leonard 147 lbs
Pete Ranzany 147 lbs
TKO at 2:41 in round 4 of 12
Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Referee: Joey Curtis
Judge: Art Lurie
Judge: Harold Buck
Judge: Hal Miller
NABF Welterweight Title (6th defense by Ranzany)
Leonard was ranked second by the WBC, and Ranzany was ranked third.
Leonard made $150,000, and Ranzany got $75,000.
The fight took place at the Caesars Palace Sports Pavilion before a capacity crowd of about 4,500.
The fight was televised nationally on ABC on Wide World of Sports.
The Associated Press reported: “Both fighters rarely left the center of the 18-foot ring until Leonard backed Ranzany to the ropes with a flashing series of jabs followed by a half-dozen devastating hooks that put Ranzany down.”