1983-12-17 Jeff Chandler w rsc 7 (15) Oscar Muniz, Sands Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBA
1983-12-17 Jeff Chandler w rsc 7 (15) Oscar Muniz, Sands Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBA. Referee: Vincent Rainone. Gaining revenge for his only pro defeat, a ten-round points loss at the hands of Muniz in Atlantic City on 23 July, Chandler (116¾) got down to business from the opening bell. Although Muniz (117¼) presented obvious problems, after he was cut over the left eye in the second round he became desperate, whacking in punches from all angles in an effort to bring the fight to a close. It was a brave attempt, but the champion merely bided his time before going on to dictate the contest, and when Muniz’ injury worsened in the seventh the referee had seen enough, calling it off 23 seconds into the round.
Although Chandler was still recognised by the IBF as being the rightful champion, unable to project him as their own they nominated Satoshi Shingaki and Elmer Magallano to contest their version of the vacant title, despite the latter losing his last four bouts.