1981-09-12 Gustavo Ballas w rsc 8 (15) Sok-Chul Bae, Luna Park Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - WBA

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1981-09-12 Gustavo Ballas w rsc 8 (15) Sok-Chul Bae, Luna Park Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - WBA. Referee: Jesus Celis. Ballas (113¼) started cautiously, but after beginning a steady offensive in the third round when stabbing his right into the challenger’s face he was soon punishing him unmercifully. Having made the decision to fight at close quarters, even that was uncomfortable for Bae (114½). Brought up short from heavy counters, he was soon carrying damage to his right eye and nose. In the eighth, with Bae’s right eye completely closed, the doctor advised the referee to halt the fight, the finish being timed at 2.38.