1986-06-04 Buster Drayton w pts 15 Carlos Santos, Byrne Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA - IBF

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1986-06-04 Buster Drayton w pts 15 Carlos Santos, Byrne Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA - IBF. Referee: Tony Orlando. Scorecards: 145-141, 145-140, 143-143. Contesting the title he had earlier forfeited and was now vacant, Santos (153) failed to match Drayton (152¾), who forced matters and hit that bit too hard for his rival. Originally matched to meet Davey Moore, Drayton was not going to let his opportunity slip against the slippery southpaw, often switching himself to even things up. Although Santos gave a courageous display, having been rocked several times, he was unable to keep Drayton at bay for long, and even when getting through he would invariably have to take heavy shots in return. After being cut over the left eye in the 11th round, with Santos being forced to defend more he probably lost the fight between the 12th and 14th when Drayton dominated. Despite having a good last session, unable to change the course of the contest Santos had to settle for being a good loser.