1986-05-24 Alfredo Layne w rsc 9 (15) Wilfredo Gomez, Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBA
1986-05-24 Alfredo Layne w rsc 9 (15) Wilfredo Gomez, Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBA. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Not destined to hold on to his title for long, this being his first defence, Gomez (130) was ahead on the cards after seven rounds despite having been hurt several times as Layne (130) crashed in heavy rights to the head. The sixth and seventh were sensational, hard-hitting sessions as Gomez did everything but knock his challenger out, but near the end of the eighth the fight turned when two big rights to the head dropped the champion heavily to be saved by the bell. Coming out for the ninth, Gomez had nothing left and after Layne had sent in a series of heavy rights that left him on his knees the referee called it off 32 seconds into the round.