1982-06-05 Sam Serrano w tdec 10 (15) Benedicto Villablanca, Caupolican Theatre, Santiago, Chile - WBA

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1982-06-05 Sam Serrano w tdec 10 (15) Benedicto Villablanca, Caupolican Theatre, Santiago, Chile - WBA. Referee: Jesus Celis. Scorecards: 97-92, 96-92, 96-91. With Serrano (129½) well in control, having used the left hand to score points almost at random, he picked up a badly cut left eye in the tenth round, an injury which was deemed to be caused by a butt and brought the contest to an end when the referee, on the advice of the doctor, would not allow the champion out for the 11th.

Initially, Villablanca (129¾) was announced as the winner, but following an enquiry the WBA stated that under their rules and regulations the fight should be classified as a technical decision with the victory going to the man who was ahead on the scorecards at the time.