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1986-02-25 [[Azumah Nelson]] w pts 12 [[Marcos Villasana]], Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: John Thomas. Scorecards: 116-112, 116-113, 114-114. Showing a surprising lack of tacticical awareness, the champion allowed Villasana (125½) to dictate at least four rounds before he picked up the pace in the final three sessions. What was strange was the fact that Nelson (125½) occasionally elected to retreat to the ropes and absorb a body bombardment when he was clearly superior on the outside where he could outbox Villasana before sending in big punches. Although one judge had them level, Nelson’s cleaner work and punching power just about merited the decision against a tough opponent who never gave up.     
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1986-02-25 [[Azumah Nelson]] w pts 12 [[Marcos Villasana]], Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: John Thomas. Scorecards: 116-112, 116-113, 114-114. Showing a surprising lack of tactical awareness, the champion allowed Villasana (125½) to dictate at least four rounds before he picked up the pace in the final three sessions. What was strange was the fact that Nelson (125½) occasionally elected to retreat to the ropes and absorb a body bombardment when he was clearly superior on the outside where he could outbox Villasana before sending in big punches. Although one judge had them level, Nelson’s cleaner work and punching power just about merited the decision against a tough opponent who never gave up.     
  
 
[[Category: 1986 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1986 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Featherweight Division]]
 
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Latest revision as of 12:15, 20 March 2012

1986-02-25 Azumah Nelson w pts 12 Marcos Villasana, Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: John Thomas. Scorecards: 116-112, 116-113, 114-114. Showing a surprising lack of tactical awareness, the champion allowed Villasana (125½) to dictate at least four rounds before he picked up the pace in the final three sessions. What was strange was the fact that Nelson (125½) occasionally elected to retreat to the ropes and absorb a body bombardment when he was clearly superior on the outside where he could outbox Villasana before sending in big punches. Although one judge had them level, Nelson’s cleaner work and punching power just about merited the decision against a tough opponent who never gave up.