1992-04-23 Orlando Canizales w pts 12 Francisco Alvarez, Winter Circus, Paris, France - IBF

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1992-04-23 Orlando Canizales w pts 12 Francisco Alvarez, Winter Circus, Paris, France - IBF. Referee: Al Rothenberg. Scorecards: 119-110, 120-110, 120-108. Coming straight out at the opening bell, his left hand beginning to beat a steady tattoo on the challenger's face, Canizales (118) was soon banging in left hooks to head and body in an effort to bring Alvarez (118) down. However, the Colombian turned out to be a real tough guy who was not intimidated by the superior skills of Canizales, and how he avoided going down under a tremendous pounding in the sixth only he knew. Having expended a fair bit of energy trying to finish the fight early, Canizales settled for the points from then on.