1969-01-21 Johnny Famechon w pts 15 Jose Legra, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England - WBC

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1969-01-21 Johnny Famechon w pts 15 Jose Legra, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England - WBC. Referee: George Smith. Scorecard: 74½-73¼. Often posing and throwing punches for show, Legra (124½) could not subdue Famechon (125½) as hard as he tried, and in the final third when recognising that the Aussie was edging ahead he became desperate. However, much of the champion’s lack of point scoring was explained later when it transpired that he had broken his right thumb in the second round. It was not a pretty fight to watch, but Famechon, who was cut around both eyes, worked the body and countered well enough against an elusive opponent to justify his victory.