Bruce Curry W12 Leroy Haley (2) WBC Junior-welter title, 1983 First and foremost, while respecting what all fighters give to their chosen profession and what they put on the line, these two were a hot mess. Curry looked beyond shopworn and shaky. HIs balance was terrible, his chin looked ready to cave in at any moment, he loaded up with telegraphed shots from all angles, his defense was almost nonexistent.....he was awful. And I had him winning the fight. Haley, for his part, seems a man caught between styles. He's short and squat like a 140-pound Qawi, but has no power (15 KO's in 48 victories). He can't box a lick either, so he spends his time dancing around trying to decide the most opportune time to lunge in and flail at you, the gameplan apparently designed to simply make you look worse than him. Curry is defending the title he won from Haley the previous year, a fight which Haley admits he didn't train for. He promises to do better this time. The fight had not much in the way of ebb and flow, save for the few times the feather-fisted Haley managed to wobble the shaky-chinned Curry (which was surprisingly often). Curry did best in the infrequent stretches when he flashed his jab and stopped loading up, but they never lasted long. He'd revert to winning the rounds that he did by sheer force of will, barging ahead and winging punches from his heels and Haley dodging most of them while countering here and there. The split decision was actually judged pretty well, I thought, no one being more than two points in the other guy's favor. A tedious bout, if I'm being honest. Curry would then lose his title by TKO to Bill Costello early in '84 and Haley for some reason garnered another shot against said Costello, flooring the champion with, of all things, a headbutt to the chin. Aaron Pryor slept well in 1983/84, let's just say that. 1. Curry 2. Haley 3. Haley 4. Curry 5. Haley - Curry badly hurt by right hands 6. Curry 7. Curry 8. Haley - Curry controlling the action until shaken up late in the round. 9. Even 10. Curry 11. Curry 12. Even 116-114 Curry.