Tommy Morrison vs Donovan Ruddock
IBC Heavyweight Title
Kansas City, Missouri
One of the most underrated heavyweight brawls of the 90's. Ruddock who had arguably ben avoided for most of his career made his bones in a controversial fight against Mike Tyson and in a rematch which he gamely took Iron Mike the distance. He then suffered a 2nd round loss to the future World Champion Lennox Lewis before bowing out for 2 years. After taking a warmup fight against Anthony Wade he took on "the Duke" Tommy Morrison. Morrison a former WBO title holder had been rebuilding his credibility after suffering a setback against Michael Bentt which put a spanner in the works for a proposed unification bout with Lennox Lewis. The fight is a fast, hard hitting battle of the left hooks. Everything heavyweight boxing used to be.