1978-09-09 Wilfredo Gomez w rsc 13 (15) Leonardo Cruz, Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBC

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1978-09-09 Wilfredo Gomez w rsc 13 (15) Leonardo Cruz, Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBC. Referee: Anselmo Escobedo. Having beaten Lupe Pintor last time out Cruz (121¼) was no pushover for the champion, but while he countered well at times and presented Gomez (122) with many problems it was the numerous crunching body attacks that ultimately won the fight for the latter. Cruz had nearly been halted in the sixth, and following a battering in the 12th he bravely came out for the 13th before keeling over and being rescued after 21 seconds of the session had ensued.