1983-08-17 Roger Mayweather w co 1 (15) Benedicto Villablanca, Showboat Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA

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1983-08-17 Roger Mayweather w co 1 (15) Benedicto Villablanca, Showboat Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Roberto Ramirez. Starting as he meant to finish, Mayweather (129½) ripped into Villablanca (129¼) right from the opening bell and halfway into the round a right-left to the head and body followed by two cracking rights to the midsection dropped the challenger for a ‘seven’ count. Back on his feet but ready to be taken, Villablanca was soon in trouble again and a terrific right to the head sent him down to be counted out four seconds prior to the interval.