2000-04-14 Guty Espadas Jr w tdec 11 Luisito Espinosa, Zamna Poliforum, Merida, Mexico - WBC
2000-04-14 Guty Espadas Jr w tdec 11 Luisito Espinosa, Zamna Poliforum, Merida, Mexico - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 108-99, 107-100, 108-99. Fighting for the vacant title following the WBC’s decision to strip Naseem Hamed, the lanky Espadas (125¾) dominated Espinosa (126) to follow in his father’s footsteps when becoming a world champion. From the opening bell the contest was never in doubt as Espinosa, put down early in the first with a heavy right and barely beating the count, never properly recovered from such a bad start. Towards the end Espinosa was fighting on auto before a clash of heads in the 11th left Espadas cut between both eyes and unable to continue at 2.40 of the session. With the referee calling for the cards, it came as no surprise to find out that Espinosa had won just one round.