1984-03-28 Payao Poontarat w rsc 10 (12) Guty Espadas, Rajadamnern Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand - WBC

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1984-03-28 Payao Poontarat w rsc 10 (12) Guty Espadas, Rajadamnern Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand - WBC. Referee: Steve Crosson. Espadas (115) looked like he was on his way to another title in this one. Despite having fallen behind to the champion’s fast jab Espadas began to concentrate on the body, and following up with a cracking series of right crosses to the head he floored Poontarat (115) heavily in the seventh. Fighting hard to get through the next two sessions, but becoming more confident, the Thai sent Espadas reeling to the ropes from a left hook, the fight being stopped at 2.25 of the tenth to save the latter from further punishment.