History | Feb 26 2019

On This Day: Rocky Lockridge sensationally knocks out Roger Mayweather

Rocky Lockridge wasted no time in upsetting Roger Mayweather
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ROCKY LOCKRIDGE landed a big right hand to flatten Roger Mayweather in the first round and won the WBA junior-lightweight crown in a stunning upset in Beaumont, Texas on February 26 in 1984.

The end came after one minute 31 seconds of the first in a scheduled 15-rounder. Lockridge fired a hook and then came over the top with a blasting right-hander that snapped the unbeaten Mayweather’s head sideways and sent the champion slumping to the canvas.

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