1981-06-20 Alexis Arguello w pts 15 Jim Watt, The Arena, Wembley, London, England - WBC
1981-06-20 Alexis Arguello w pts 15 Jim Watt, The Arena, Wembley, London, England - WBC. Referee: Arthur Mercante. Scorecards: 147-143, 147-143, 147-137. Despite producing his excellent ringcraft as normal, Watt (134¾) found himself up against an outstanding challenger in the incredibly tall, hard-hitting Arguello (134½) and was dropped by a long left to the jaw in the seventh. Following the knockdown, Watt continued boxing well behind the southpaw jab but it was the power of Arguello that was winning the day. Although the gallant Watt was always in the fight, taking Arguello’s best shots, and coming back with his own it was the extra reach of the latter that allowed him to fire in heavy right and left hands from range that did the damage and the decision was a formality.
[Category: 1981 Lightweight Title Contests]]