1981-06-29 Sam Serrano w pts 15 Leonel Hernandez, The Polyhedron, Caracas, Venezuela - WBA
1981-06-29 Sam Serrano w pts 15 Leonel Hernandez, The Polyhedron, Caracas, Venezuela - WBA. Referee: Stan Berg. Scorecards: 148-138, 147-139, 149-140. Having his fifth crack at a world title once again proved unlucky for Hernandez (128½) as Serrano (129¾) used his height and reach advantages to take the unanimous decision. Only in the eighth, ninth and tenth rounds did Hernandez show, opening up a cut over Serrano’s right eye and landing some effective blows from both hands in an all-out attempt to turn the fight round. Thereafter, however, it was all Serrano, who regained his composure to stop Hernandez in his tracks with solid counters from head to body while keeping at distance and making himself a difficult target as in the earlier sessions.