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Michael Nunn vs Donald Curry

Michael Nunn vs Donald Curry

Date: 18th October 1990

Venue: Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France

Title: IBF World Middleweight Title

Promoter: Top Rank & Acaries Brothers

Tv: Showtime

Michael Nunn
( 35 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 159¾ lbs

Donald Curry
( 33 - 3 - 0 )
Weight: 158¾ lbs

On Thursday, October 18, 1990, Michael Nunn, the reigning IBF Middleweight champion, defended his title for the fifth time against challenger Donald Curry at Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France. Top Rank and the Acaries Brothers promoted the event, and it was aired on Showtime. Both fighters came into the match with impressive records; Nunn held an undefeated 35-0-0, while Curry had a 33-3-0 record.

The match began with Nunn using his height and reach advantage to establish control over the fight. Standing at 185 cm with a reach of 196 cm, Nunn towered over Curry, who stood at 177 cm with a reach of 183 cm. Nunn also had a significant reach advantage, which he effectively used to keep Curry at bay.

Throughout the fight, Nunn's strategy proved to be successful as he managed to maintain distance and land a series of powerful blows on Curry. The challenger, on the other hand, struggled to penetrate Nunn's defenses and was gradually worn down by the relentless assault from the champion.

By the time the tenth round arrived, it was evident that Curry was exhausted and running out of steam. Nunn capitalized on this opportunity, cornering Curry and unleashing a devastating flurry of 15 unanswered blows. Unable to withstand the barrage, Curry crumbled to his knees, prompting referee Dennis Nelson to intervene and stop the fight.

The fight ended with a knockout victory for Michael Nunn at 1:59 in the tenth round, solidifying his dominance in the Middleweight division.

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