1996-03-23 Nate Miller w rsc 9 Brian LaSpada, The Arena, Miami, Florida, USA - WBA
1996-03-23 Nate Miller w rsc 9 Brian LaSpada, The Arena, Miami, Florida, USA - WBA. Referee: Bill Connors. Little more than a club fighter the challenger hardly deserved a crack at Miller (188¼), and the fight had barely started when he was floored by a right over the top. Although LaSpada (187) was ready to be taken Miller failed to finish him off, being happy to give him time and space. Only in the fifth did LaSpada, who offered up a weak left jab in resistance, remotely come close to winning a round. Even then Miller continually failed to finish his man off despite hurting him in every session. Eventually the fight came to an end, much to the relief of the crowd, LaSpada receiving a badly gashed left eye in the ninth following a head clash prior to the referee calling it a day 36 seconds into the ninth.