1996-03-16 Michael Carbajal w pts 12 Melchor Cob Castro, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF

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1996-03-16 Michael Carbajal w pts 12 Melchor Cob Castro, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Jay Nady. Scorecards: 117-111, 116-112, 115-113. Contesting the title that was left vacant when Saman Sorjaturong walked away without making a defence, Carbajal (107) relied heavily on his big reach advantage to score the points, while Cob Castro (107) worked mainly at slipping the lead. The scoring was much closer in the second half of the contest when the Mexican stayed inside, but his good work was not enough to get him the decision.