1973-03-17 Rodolfo Gonzalez w rsc 9 (15) Ruben Navarro, Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC

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1973-03-17 Rodolfo Gonzalez w rsc 9 (15) Ruben Navarro, Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: George Latka. Making a successful first defence, Gonzalez (135) took control right from the start with stinging left jabs and solid rights driving Navarro (133½) consistently back to the ropes. There was no let up, and Navarro, whose right eye had started to swell in the fourth, took a steady battering until rocking Gonzalez with a succession of heavy blows in the eighth. Regardless of that, Gonzalez came back strongly in the ninth before the referee called it off on the 2.33 mark when Navarro’s eye injury worsened.

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