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1980-04-27 Alexis Arguello w rsc 4 (15) Rolando Navarrete, Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBC. Roberto Ramirez. Although Navarrete (130) held his own for a couple of sessions, Arguello (130), punching with great precision and authority, was soon getting to him with stinging left jabs and hard rights. It was no surprise when Navarrete picked up damage over both eyes and due to the nature of the deep cut on his right eye the ringside doctor instructed the referee to call a halt during the interval between the fourth and fifth rounds. Having defended his crown eight times, Arguello relinquished the WBC version of the title in October to campaign as a lightweight.
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1980-04-27 [[Alexis Arguello]] w rsc 4 (15) [[Rolando Navarrete]], Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBC. Roberto Ramirez. Although Navarrete (130) held his own for a couple of sessions, Arguello (130), punching with great precision and authority, was soon getting to him with stinging left jabs and hard rights. It was no surprise when Navarrete picked up damage over both eyes, and due to the nature of the deep cut on his right eye the ringside doctor instructed the referee to call a halt during the interval between the fourth and fifth rounds.  
  
[[Category: 1980 Junior Lightweight Title Contests]]
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Having defended his crown eight times, after Arguello relinquished the WBC version of the title in October to campaign as a lightweight [[Rafael Limon]] and [[Idelfonso Bethelmy]] were selected to decide the championship.
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Since losing to Arguello, Limon had lost to [[Bobby Chacon]] but had won the vacant North American title when beating [[Frankie Baltazar]]. He was still the leading contender as far as ''The Ring'' magazine were concerned. The third-ranked Bethelmy was an awkward, spoiling type of fighter, who had lost just four times in 27 contests while beating the like of [[Rafael Solis]], [[Mario Martinez]] and [[Leonel Hernandez]] to prove his worth.
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[[Category: 1980 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Junior Lightweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Junior Lightweight Division]]

Latest revision as of 17:04, 8 April 2013

1980-04-27 Alexis Arguello w rsc 4 (15) Rolando Navarrete, Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBC. Roberto Ramirez. Although Navarrete (130) held his own for a couple of sessions, Arguello (130), punching with great precision and authority, was soon getting to him with stinging left jabs and hard rights. It was no surprise when Navarrete picked up damage over both eyes, and due to the nature of the deep cut on his right eye the ringside doctor instructed the referee to call a halt during the interval between the fourth and fifth rounds.

Having defended his crown eight times, after Arguello relinquished the WBC version of the title in October to campaign as a lightweight Rafael Limon and Idelfonso Bethelmy were selected to decide the championship.

Since losing to Arguello, Limon had lost to Bobby Chacon but had won the vacant North American title when beating Frankie Baltazar. He was still the leading contender as far as The Ring magazine were concerned. The third-ranked Bethelmy was an awkward, spoiling type of fighter, who had lost just four times in 27 contests while beating the like of Rafael Solis, Mario Martinez and Leonel Hernandez to prove his worth.