1977-05-21 Miguel Angel Cuello w co 9 (15) Jesse Burnett, Louis 11 Stadium, Monte Carlo, Monaco - WBC

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1977-05-21 Miguel Angel Cuello w co 9 (15) Jesse Burnett, Louis 11 Stadium, Monte Carlo, Monaco - WBC. Referee: Ray Solis. Fighting for the vacant title, Cuello (173) eventually put paid to Burnet (169), who was counted out at 2.49 of the ninth round after a punishing fight that saw both men in trouble at varying stages. Pressing right from the start despite carrying an already damaged left eye, Cuello generally forced Burnett around the ring before being decked by a cracking right hand in the fourth. It was clear that Burnett was the classier man and throughout the contest he would pick his punches with accuracy, although Cuello would always come back slugging. In the seventh and eighth, Burnett had Cuello rocking on several occasions, but could not find a finishing blow and having tired rapidly the ninth round would be his last.