Here's the fight as I saw it.-Green are the round scores as I scored it, red is important text like a cut, great punch or knockdown.
Round 1- The pace is measured at the start, both fighters
wary of the other. Nice right from Quarry, and good inside work from both
fighters, Quarry doing a little more early in the round.
Quarry's Round- 10-9
Round 2- Not many punches landed early, Quarry is controlling
the action from the outside. Lyle with a huge right
hand that rocks Quarry at the end of the round. It's obvious the
power Lyle possesses.
Lyle's Round- 10-9 (19-19) even
Round 3- Lyle working well early with the jab. Quarry
coming back with shots of his own. Lyle lands clubbing punches to Quarry's
head. They trade shots late in the round, the pace is picking up.
Even Round- 10-10 (29-29) even
Round 4- Lyle with some good shots early to Quarry's head.
Quarry digs to the body, Lyle then takes a couple shots to the head. Quarry
doing excellent work to the body. Quarry looks fresh still.
Quarry's Round- 10-9 (39-38) Quarry
Round 5- Lyle with stiff jabs as the action slows down
again. Lyle working well with quick, short combinations. Quarry lands with
a good right that stuns Lyle. Lyle busier this round.
Lyle's Round- 10-9 (48-48) even
Round 6- Lyle scoring effectively early in the round.
Nice hook to the body by Quarry. Close round not much happening, Lyle still
jabbing, Quarry firing body shots.
Even Round- 10-10 (58-58) even
Round 7- Quarry with great shots to Lyle's head, Quarry hit in the chin with a powerful Lyle right. Quarry still going to the body well. Even round with a minute left. Quarry lands a good right and left hook, followed by another right to finish. Quarry's Round- 10-9 (68-67) Quarry
Round 8- Lyle jabbing well, a nice right hand from Lyle.
Quarry mixing up his attack now. In and out, Quarry
staggers Lyle late in the round with a great right hand. Lyle is trying
to cover up, Quarry is battering Lyle against the ropes, Lyle is hurt.
The bell sounds saving Ron.
Quarry's Round- 10-9 (78-76) Quarry
Round 9- Lyle with short punches, Quarry's trunks are slipping. Quarry tees off with shots inside. Lyle lands some nice punches, Quarry does all the work the last 30 seconds with crisp body shots to steal the round. Quarry's Round- 10-9 (88-85) Quarry
Round 10- Quarry on his bicycle as the action slows again.
Lyle landing well early and follows with a good right hand cross. Quarry
lands a nice right in a close round. Lyle doing a little more.
Lyle's Round- 10-9 (97-95) Quarry
Round 11- Lyle with strong punches to start the round.
Lyle is using his short right well. Quarry is peppering Lyle with a nice
assortment of punches. Lyle is slowing down as Quarry takes the fight to
Quarry's Round- 10-9 (107-104) Quarry
Round 12- Lyle lands a nice hook. Quarry lands well to
Lyle's body, nice uppercut from Lyle. Pace is slowing as both fighters
are very tired. Quarry is on his toes and punching Lyle well as Lyle is
out of gas. Quarry looks fresh again and is dancing and scoring with blows
that score points for him.
Quarry's Round- 10-9 (117-113) Quarry is my decision
Official Referee's decision- Quarry wins a unanimous decision.Quarry-U DEC 12
Jerry Quarry proved he wasn't finished
yet and upset the previously undefeated Ron Lyle. The crowd was behind
Jerry the whole way and he didn't disappoint them. Quarry worked very well
inside and outside and showed a new versatility that wasn't seen much before.
Quarry would go on to win his next 4 fights to put him at the top of the
rankings in the heavyweight division. Ron Lyle learned a lesson that night
and went on to win many good fights to get his title shot 2 years later
against Muhammad Ali. Jerry Quarry could never be counted out and he proved
again on this night.