1993-02-20 Virgil Hill w tdec 11 Adolpho Washington, The Dome, Fargo, North Dakota, USA - WBA
1993-02-20 Virgil Hill w tdec 11 Adolpho Washington, The Dome, Fargo, North Dakota, USA - WBA. Referee: Steve Smoger. Scorecards: 109-99, 110-98, 109-99. Pressing from the bell the challenger made a good start, banging in solid left jabs, and by the end of the opening round Hill (175) had been cut over the right eye. Things changed dramatically in the second when Washington (175) was dropped heavily by a countering left hook and then had his nose broken. Although the brave Washington, swollen over the left eye, kept going he was now severely handicapped, Hill making him pay with stabbing left hands to the face and rights over the top. Having got back to his corner at the end of the 11th, with the referee still deciding whether to let Washington out for the final session when a cameraman got too close for a shot he inadvertently slipped and cut the latter’s eye right open. Following that, the referee was forced to go to the cards.