1982-02-13 Alexis Arguello w rsc 6 (15) James Busceme, Civic Centre, Beaumont, Texas, USA - WBC
1982-02-13 Alexis Arguello w rsc 6 (15) James Busceme, Civic Centre, Beaumont, Texas, USA - WBC. Referee: Octavio Meyran. Starting with southpaw jabs ‘Bubba’ Busceme (135) initially proved an awkward target for Arguello (135) and had plugged away gamely, but by the end of the fifth the champion had seen enough of his rival and decided to step up the pace. He had rocked Busceme, who was beginning to slow, several times earlier and into the next session after a period of inactivity he suddenly unleashed a terrific left hook to the jaw which had the latter stumbling. Sensing this was it, Arguello cut loose and although Busceme somehow stayed on his feet a left uppercut followed by a cracking right to the head spun him into the ropes at which point the referee intervened. The finish was timed at 2.35 of the sixth.
[Category: 1982 Lightweight Title Contests]]