1975-12-12 Alfredo Escalera w rsc 9 (12) Sven Erik Paulsen, The Forum, Oslo, Norway - WBC

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1975-12-12 Alfredo Escalera w rsc 9 (12) Sven Erik Paulsen, The Forum, Oslo, Norway - WBC. Referee: Harry Gibbs. Relying on left jabs and a tight defence the unbeaten Paulsen (129) was level going into the ninth round, but during the eighth session it had been ominous when the champion's heavier punches began to take effect. Into the ninth, when Escalera (128) finally opened up Paulsen was rocked by solid punches from both hands before taking a standing count of ‘eight’. With the end now in sight following two more heavy rights from Escalera, and with Paulsen helpless on the ropes, the referee called it off with about a minute of the round remaining.