1983-07-17 Carlos De Leon w pts 12 S. T. Gordon, Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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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. 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, by now carrying a badly swollen left eye, but he was unable to find the finisher.