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 after being hit with every punch in the book was still standing at the final bell.

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