1976-10-15 Roberto Duran w co 1 (15) Alvaro Rojas, The Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida, USA - WBA

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1976-10-15 Roberto Duran w co 1 (15) Alvaro Rojas, The Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida, USA - WBA. Referee: Carlos Berrocal. Getting his second title opportunity inside a year, Rojas (135) started positively enough with a few lefts and rights only for the champion to walk straight through them to get his punches off. On this night Duran (134½) was in irresistable form and after working the body, Rojas became a sitting target before a thunderous right to the jaw sent him crashing face down to be counted out after just 137 seconds of the first round.