1991-10-07 Raul Perez w pts 12 Luis Mendoza, Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBA

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1991-10-07 Raul Perez w pts 12 Luis Mendoza, Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBA. Referee: Lou Moret. Scorecards: 115-114, 116-114, 111-117. Extremely competitive, Perez (121¾) started well with double jabs and a variety of blows to the champion's head and body. However, showing his counter-punching skills, by the seventh round Mendoza (121½) was punishing his rival as he looked to take the initiative. Coming down the stretch it was toe to toe as both looked for supremacy, but it was the fury of Perez which ultimately prevailed over the skilled Mendoza.