1983-07-17 Carlos De Leon w pts 12 S. T. Gordon, Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC
1983-07-17 Carlos De Leon w pts 12 S. T. Gordon, Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Carlos Padilla. Scorecards: 119-109, 119-109, 118-112. In regaining his title from the man who took it from him, De Leon (191¼) came back much stronger this time round to comprehensively outbox the champion after dropping him with a right over the top in the opening session. Picking up points with a stinging left jab and making sure that the slower moving Gordon (194¾) was unable to corner him, De Leon was way out in front entering the final third and was even calling his rival in. Cruising through to the last round, De Leon capped a top-class display when forcing Gordon to take another mandatory ‘eight’ count after landing some heavy head shots. The fight ended with De Leon all over Gordon, who was carrying a badly swollen left eye, but unable to find the finisher.