1989-10-07 Fabrice Benichou w pts 12 Ramon Cruz, Sports Palace, Bordeaux, France - IBF

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1989-10-07 Fabrice Benichou w pts 12 Ramon Cruz, Sports Palace, Bordeaux, France - IBF. Referee: Max Parker Jr. Scorecards: 115-114, 119-113, 118-110. Although the challenger had lost his last three contests he started well as the crude Benichou (121¼) struggled to find his feet. Despite Benichou being cut over the left eye in round six he gradually got to Cruz (122), but required a great effort over the last three rounds to make sure of the verdict.