Leroy Murphy KOs Chisanda Mutti This Day October 19, 1985
Murphy retains the cruiserweight crown
Lee Roy Murphy 190 lbs
Chisanda Mutti 188 lbs
KO at 1:53 in round 12 of 15
Location: Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, Monaco
Referee: Larry Hazzard
Judge: Frank Brunette 102-105
Judge: Renato Caddeo 102-106
Judge: Lorenzo Casentini 101-105
International Boxing Federation Cruiserweight Title (2nd defense of Murphy)
Mutti, despite having a height and reach advantage, chose to go after Murphy. Both traded jabs and power shots, mostly in each other’s range.
Murphy was down in round 9 after taking a series of punches.
An exhausted Mutti was dropped in round 11 by a right.
In round 12, both fighters simultaneously exchanged right hands, and both fell to the canvas. The referee picked up a count for both fighters. Murphy struggled up to feet, but a completely exhausted Mutti laid hunched on the canvas, unable to beat the count.
Mutti was kept down for 3 minutes afterwards by his handlers.