1988-04-16 Julio Cesar Chavez w rsc 6 Rodolfo Aguilar, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA

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1988-04-16 Julio Cesar Chavez w rsc 6 Rodolfo Aguilar, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Richard Steele. After flooring the southpaw challenger for ‘three’ with a solid right to the head in the first round, Chavez (135), who had earlier been cut over the left eye following a clash of heads, looked to finish it quickly. But despite a lot of pressing by the champion, with the tall Aguilar (134½) proving to be both fast and difficult to tag by the end of the fourth Chavez was distinctly frustrated. In the fifth, however, Aguilar began to fall apart when hurt by a left-right. Having made it into the sixth, Aguilar was dropped by a right to the jaw before being stopped on the 1.13 mark after he had got up at ‘four’ and been deemed by the referee as unfit to continue.

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