1992-12-03 Jeff Harding w pts 12 David Vedder, Franklyn Rooms, Paris, France - WBC

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1992-12-03 Jeff Harding w pts 12 David Vedder, Franklyn Rooms, Paris, France - WBC. Referee: Arthur Mercante. Scorecards: 117-113, 116-114, 118-114. Once again coming from behind to retain his title, Harding (170¾) had to call on all his resources to get past Vedder (169¾), who made an impressive start. His good work had him in front after six rounds before Harding moved up a notch in the seventh to get himself in with a shout. Despite being cut on the left eye Harding poured it on from the eighth, banging in solid jabs and hooks as a tiring Vedder tried to counter before being pushed back.

Ruled out by a cut eye a week before defending his WBC crown against Mike McCallum, Harding had to sit it out while the former stopped Randall Yonker in the fifth round at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on 4 March 1994 to win the ‘interim’ title. The pair would eventually get it on in July 1994.