1978-09-02 Ricardo Cardona w pts 15 Ruben Valdez, Indian Bullring, Cartagena, Colombia - WBA

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1978-09-02 Ricardo Cardona w pts 15 Ruben Valdez, Indian Bullring, Cartagena, Colombia - WBA. Referee: Isidro Rodriguez. Scorecards: 145-144, 148-146, 146-145. In a close contest which saw Cardona (121½) pit his jab against the challenger’s left hook, a 15th-round knockdown that put Valdez (122) on the floor for the mandatory ‘eight’ count was the main difference between them. Apart from three or four rounds neither fighter had really dominated, the margin of victory being mirrored in the scorecards.