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.