1983-03-15 Charlie Magri w rsc 7 (12) Eleoncio Mercedes, The Arena, Wembley, London, England - WBC
1983-03-15 Charlie Magri w rsc 7 (12) Eleoncio Mercedes, The Arena, Wembley, London, England - WBC. Referee: Ray Solis. Always coming forward, never taking no for an answer, Magri (111½) maintained his attack from the opening bell when working both body and head while giving Mercedes (111½) no room to move. Ultimately, it was an accidental head clash that caused a deep cut over the champion’s left eye which led to him being pulled out by the referee at 1.14 of the seventh round. By then, however, he was already a beaten man.
Following the loss of his WBC title, Mercedes had a further six fights. He was thought to have retired when he was shot dead in the Dominican Republic on 22 December 1985 during an argument over a minor traffic accident.