1978-04-29 Alexis Arguello w rsc 5 (15) Rey Tam, Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC

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1978-04-29 Alexis Arguello w rsc 5 (15) Rey Tam, Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: Rudy Jordan. Exercising caution during the early rounds, probing with the jab and pulling up the southpaw Tam (129¾) with solid counters, the hard-hitting champion started to get down to business in the fourth when he opened up with heavy blows to both head and body. Into the fifth, Arguello (129½) quickly staggered Tam with a left hook before pouring in volleys of rights and lefts. When the dazed Filipino turned away the referee accepted that he was through for the night and brought matters to a close at 1.54 of the session.