1996-08-31 Naseem Hamed w rtd 11 Manuel Medina, Point Depot, Dublin, Ireland - WBO

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1996-08-31 Naseem Hamed w rtd 11 Manuel Medina, Point Depot, Dublin, Ireland - WBO. Referee: Genaro Rodriguez. Starting well with the jab the challenger made it difficult for Hamed (126) to get inside, but before the second round was over he was dropped by an explosive right-left combination. Getting through to the bell, Medina (125¾) continued to frustrate Hamed, moving in and out with the jab while making life unpleasant by matching the latter right through to the ninth. That is when the situation changed. Smashed down twice in the ninth, Medina, having been cut over the right eye in the sixth, was beginning to run out of options against his hard-punching foe, and at the end of the 11th the Mexican was retired by his corner.