1981-08-21 Salvador Sanchez w rsc 8 (15) Wilfredo Gomez, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC
1981-08-21 Salvador Sanchez w rsc 8 (15) Wilfredo Gomez, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Carlos Padilla. Right from the opening bell the pair went for it, and just when it looked as though the undefeated challenger was getting the upper hand Sanchez put him on the deck for a count of ‘eight’ with a left-right. Miraculously getting through the round as Sanchez (126) smashed away at him, Gomez (126) came out firing in the second to win three of the next six sessions on all three judges’ scorecards. Regardless, Sanchez was still in front of him, taking his best punches, using the ring well and jabbing and crossing strongly. It was no surprise that Gomez suddenly looked tired in the eighth as Sanchez set about him with a vengeance. And with the punches hitting their mark it was inevitable that the end was near. Finally, Gomez, with both of his eyes, his nose and mouth damaged, sagged under the barrage of blows and dropped. At this point the referee had already seen enough, stopping the fight at 1.09 even though Gomez had somehow got to his feet at the count of ‘eight’.