1982-05-08 Salvador Sanchez w pts 15 Rocky Garcia, Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA - WBC

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1982-05-08 Salvador Sanchez w pts 15 Rocky Garcia, Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA - WBC. Referee: Steve Crosson. Scorecards: 147-138, 146-141, 147-141. Fighting stubbornly, the challenger held up well against the hard-hitting Sanchez (126), landing hard counters of his own as he was being backed up. Garcia (125¾) never gave up the fight even after was dropped by a left hook that went low, and both men slugged it out during the last five rounds to the delight of the crowd. Sanchez was the most accurate of the pair, but Garcia, a more capable fighter than expected, matched him in many other categories while showing an excellent chin.