1982-11-13 Leonardo Cruz w co 8 (15) Benito Badilla, Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBA

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1982-11-13 [[Leonardo Cruz]] w co 8 (15) [[Benito Badilla]], Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBA. Referee: Larry Rozadilla. The stocky Badilla (122), who was knocked down in round two after being hit by a right uppercut, got up to prove himself a worthy challenger for Cruz (121½) as he hustled and bustled around the ring and occasionally hurt the champion with overarm rights to the head. However, once Cruz got into his stride, despite carrying a cut left eye, he opened up in the eighth and cut loose with both hands before landing a short left uppercut to the jaw which dropped Badilla and led to him being counted out after 1.46 had elapsed.
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1982-11-13 [[Leonardo Cruz]] w co 8 (15) [[Benito Badilla]], Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBA. Referee: Larry Rozadilla. The stocky Badilla (122), who was knocked down in round two after being hit by a right uppercut, got up to prove himself a worthy challenger for Cruz (121½) as he hustled and bustled around the ring, occasionally hurting the champion with overarm rights to the head. However, once Cruz got into his stride, despite carrying a cut left eye he opened up in the eighth when cutting loose with both hands. Maintaining his forward march, Cruz eventually landed a short left uppercut to the jaw which dropped Badilla and led to him being counted out on the 1.46 mark.
  
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Latest revision as of 10:59, 19 March 2013

1982-11-13 Leonardo Cruz w co 8 (15) Benito Badilla, Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBA. Referee: Larry Rozadilla. The stocky Badilla (122), who was knocked down in round two after being hit by a right uppercut, got up to prove himself a worthy challenger for Cruz (121½) as he hustled and bustled around the ring, occasionally hurting the champion with overarm rights to the head. However, once Cruz got into his stride, despite carrying a cut left eye he opened up in the eighth when cutting loose with both hands. Maintaining his forward march, Cruz eventually landed a short left uppercut to the jaw which dropped Badilla and led to him being counted out on the 1.46 mark.

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