1987-08-21 Julio Cesar Chavez w pts 12 Danilo Cabrera, Caliente Racetrack, Tijuana, Mexico - WBC

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1987-08-21 [[Julio Cesar Chavez]] w pts 12 [[Danilo Cabrera]], Caliente Racetrack, Tijuana, Mexico - WBC. Referee: James Jen-Kin. Scorecards: 120-102, 120-105, 120-102. Having floored the challenger with a right for the mandatory ‘eight’ in the first round, Chavez (129) might have been excused for thinking that he was in for an early night. However, as much as he tried he could not remove the spirited Cabrera (129), who was hit with every punch in the book but was still standing at the final bell.  
 
1987-08-21 [[Julio Cesar Chavez]] w pts 12 [[Danilo Cabrera]], Caliente Racetrack, Tijuana, Mexico - WBC. Referee: James Jen-Kin. Scorecards: 120-102, 120-105, 120-102. Having floored the challenger with a right for the mandatory ‘eight’ in the first round, Chavez (129) might have been excused for thinking that he was in for an early night. However, as much as he tried he could not remove the spirited Cabrera (129), who was hit with every punch in the book but was still standing at the final bell.  
  
Chavez relinquished the WBC version of the title after becoming the WBA lightweight champion on 21 November.
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Chavez relinquished the WBC version of the title after becoming the WBA lightweight champion on 21 November and shortly afterwards [[Azumah Nelson]] and [[Mario Martinez]] were matched to find a new champion.
  
 
[[Category: 1987 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1987 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Junior Lightweight Division]]
 
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Revision as of 19:38, 21 September 2012

1987-08-21 Julio Cesar Chavez w pts 12 Danilo Cabrera, Caliente Racetrack, Tijuana, Mexico - WBC. Referee: James Jen-Kin. Scorecards: 120-102, 120-105, 120-102. Having floored the challenger with a right for the mandatory ‘eight’ in the first round, Chavez (129) might have been excused for thinking that he was in for an early night. However, as much as he tried he could not remove the spirited Cabrera (129), who was hit with every punch in the book but was still standing at the final bell.

Chavez relinquished the WBC version of the title after becoming the WBA lightweight champion on 21 November and shortly afterwards Azumah Nelson and Mario Martinez were matched to find a new champion.

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