1983-04-20 Roger Mayweather w rtd 8 (15) Jorge Alvarado, Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USA - WBA

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1983-04-20 Roger Mayweather w rtd 8 (15) Jorge Alvarado, Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USA - WBA. Referee: Ernesto Magana. Making his first defence, Mayweather (130) started well enough before having to endure some rough moments prior to the fifth round as Alvarado (129¾) piled in with punches to head and body that had him in some distress. Unfortunately for the Panamanian once Mayweather’s head began to clear he was right back in the fight. Stunning Alvarado repeatedly with right-hand blows as he drove him around the ring in the seventh, it was more of the same in the next round until the towel fluttered in at 2.28 to rescue the game challenger.