1979-06-17 Danny Lopez w co l5 (15) Mike Ayala, The Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USA - WBC
1979-06-17 Danny Lopez w co l5 (15) Mike Ayala, The Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USA - WBC. Referee: Carlos Padilla. Having to stand up to some terrific punches, the champion showed his mettle when coming through the blitz to drop Ayala (125½) with a short left in the seventh. Although Ayala came back strongly, often hurting Lopez (125), with the latter gradually getting on top in the 11th Ayala was put down again and actually counted out. However, after protests from his camp that the referee had taken up the count too early were supported by the timekeeper he was allowed to continue. By now Lopez had Ayala well in his sights, and following some exciting exchanges he finally caught up with his rival in the 15th when smashing him to the floor with three clubbing rights that led to a count out on the 1.09 mark.