1986-12-15 Gilberto Roman w pts 12 Kongtoranee Payakaroon, Hua Mark Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand - WBC

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1986-12-15 Gilberto Roman w pts 12 Kongtoranee Payakaroon, Hua Mark Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand - WBC. Referee: Marty Denkin. Scorecards: 116-112, 119-111, 117-111. Over 12 fast rounds in defence of his title, Roman (114½) handed out a boxing lesson to Payakaroon (115), the elder brother of the better-known Samart, despite the Thai aggressively confronting him in the earlier sessions. As the fight wore on it became apparent that weight-making problems were beginning to slow the challenger down as the left jab consistently found its target, and he finished virtually unable to see out of either eye on the wrong end of a lopsided decision.