1986-02-15 Barry McGuigan w rsc 14 (15) Danilo Cabrera, Simonscourt Pavilion, Dublin, Ireland - WBA

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1986-02-15 Barry McGuigan w rsc 14 (15) Danilo Cabrera, Simonscourt Pavilion, Dublin, Ireland - WBA. Referee: Eddie Eckert. Coming in as a late substitute Cabrera (125¼) gave the champion all the trouble he could handle, cutting both of his eyes before beginning to slow in the final third of the fight. It was then that McGuigan (125¾) started the drive for home. Although it was still blow for blow he was the stronger, eventually catching Cabrera with two cracking lefts to the head which dropped him for ‘eight’ in the 14th. It should have been stopped at that point but it was not. However, after Cabrera twice stumbled over, appearing to be defenceless, the referee stepped in belatedly at 1.40 of the 14th.