2005-04-02 Jean-Marc Mormeck w pts 12 Wayne Braithwaite, DCU Centre, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - WBA/WBC/The Ring

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2005-04-02 Jean-Marc Mormeck w pts 12 Wayne Braithwaite, DCU Centre, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - WBA/WBC/The Ring. Referee: Richard Flaherty. Scorecards: 116-110, 114-112, 115-111. In a battle to unify two titles and involving The Ring magazine’s prestigious Championship Belt, Mormeck (198), the WBA champion, proved too good for the switch-hitting Braithwaite (188), his WBC counterpart. For five rounds it was very competitive, both men getting home with heavy shots, but in the sixth Mormeck got on top when driving in solid blows to Braithwaite’s head and body. That was followed by Mormeck having Braithwaite down from a cracking right to the head in the seventh. Docked a point for holding in the eighth and badly cut over the left eye in the same session, Braithwaite dug deep to somehow stay in the contest when taking two of the last three rounds as Mormeck tired.