1981-10-03 Alexis Arguello w rsc 14 (15) Ray Mancini, Bally’s Park Place Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC
1981-10-03 Alexis Arguello w rsc 14 (15) Ray Mancini, Bally’s Park Place Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC. Referee: Tony Perez. Defending for the first time the much taller Arguello (135) began by probing as Mancini (134½) looked to get inside, and as the fight progressed, although the latter had his successes, he was always heavily countered for his pains. Regardless, Mancini continued to come on like a train, doing well in the fifth and sixth before Arguello began to dominate with the jab. Despite being under pressure for much of the time Mancini continued to bore in, having a good tenth until Arguello began to hand out a real beating with countless lefts and rights smashing through his defences. Finally, Mancini was dropped by a couple of left hooks followed by a right and was left hanging over the bottom strand prior to the fight being ended by the referee at 1.36 of the 14th.