1973-06-02 Roberto Duran w rsc 8 (15) Hector Thompson, New City Gym, Panama City, Panama - WBA

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1973-06-02 Roberto Duran w rsc 8 (15) Hector Thompson, New City Gym, Panama City, Panama - WBA. Referee: Nicasio Drake. Never really in the hunt, despite forcing the champion’s left eye to swell up in the sixth following a good right-hand delivery, the smart-boxing Thompson (135) found it tough going and was dropped in the third before being cut up in the eighth. At that point, Duran (134½) really set about the Australian and on downing his man again the referee called it off without taking up the count, the finish being timed at 2.15.

[Category: 1973 Lightweight Title Contests]]