1982-12-15 Ossie Ocasio w pts 15 Young Joe Louis (Eddie Taylor), Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA - WBA
1982-12-15 Ossie Ocasio w pts 15 Young Joe Louis (Eddie Taylor), Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA - WBA. Referee: Isidro Rodriguez. Scorecards: 147-143, 146-142, 147-144. Booked to take place in Gary, Indiana, the fight was moved to Chicago on the day of the promotion taking place due to a dispute over local judges covering the fight other than the WBA’s own officials.
The better boxer of the pair, Ocasio (188½) got away well with sharp scoring punches from both hands while outworking the challenger for considerable periods. Ocasio was just too quick for Taylor (187½), who despite landing well with body shots and rights to the head was unable to build on his advantage for any length of time. Taylor did have some success in the tenth and 11th, but by then he had picked up a swelling over the left eye which allowed Ocasio to get back in control.