1982-07-24 Ray Mancini w rsc 6 (15) Ernesto Espana, Mollenkopf High School Stadium, Warren, Ohio, USA - WBA
1982-07-24 Ray Mancini w rsc 6 (15) Ernesto Espana, Mollenkopf High School Stadium, Warren, Ohio, USA - WBA. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Swarming into the attack from the opening bell, although temporarily held at bay by the left jab, Mancini (135) was soon giving the former champion no chance to get his punches off as he drove hin around the ring. After being shaken by a left uppercut in the third it was all Mancini as he gave Espana (133¾) no respite, especially with body punches which gradually took away all resistance. In the sixth, Mancini was relentless as he banged away with both hands and with Espana reeling around the ring the bell actually rang to end the round before the referee stopped the contest, such was the din. The official time of the stoppage was given as 2.59 of the sixth.
[Category: 1982 Lightweight Title Contests]]