1975-05-31 Rodrigo Valdez w rsc 8 (15) Ramon Mendez, The Coliseum, Cali, Colombia - WBC

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1975-05-31 Rodrigo Valdez w rsc 8 (15) Ramon Mendez, The Coliseum, Cali, Colombia - WBC. Referee: Humberto Caceres. After sizing Mendez (159) up in the first round, the champion quickly got down to work, twice dropping the Argentinian in the second from left hooks. Although Mendez went through the next two sessions relatively unscathed he was out of his depth and Valdez (160) picked up where he left off in the second when opening up in the fifth to drop his man again. Having been floored in the seventh and twice in the eighth, Mendez, his left eye almost closed, was rescued by the referee following the second knockdown.