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1987-08-29 [[Azumah Nelson]] w pts 12 [[Marcos Villasana]], Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: John Thomas. Scorecards: 118-108, 117-110, 117-111. Following his first defence against Villasana (126), this win was far more comprehensive and the latter was reduced to blatantly punching below the belt, for which he was deducted two points. At one stage he even dropped Nelson with a blow lower than the protector. Although Nelson (125½) was in control almost throughout it did not stop him from occasionally dropping off the pace, but when he did his defence was always good and Villasana, who finished with badly battered features, was unable to take advantage.  
 
1987-08-29 [[Azumah Nelson]] w pts 12 [[Marcos Villasana]], Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: John Thomas. Scorecards: 118-108, 117-110, 117-111. Following his first defence against Villasana (126), this win was far more comprehensive and the latter was reduced to blatantly punching below the belt, for which he was deducted two points. At one stage he even dropped Nelson with a blow lower than the protector. Although Nelson (125½) was in control almost throughout it did not stop him from occasionally dropping off the pace, but when he did his defence was always good and Villasana, who finished with badly battered features, was unable to take advantage.  
  
Nelson relinquished the WBC version of the title in January 1988 in order to contest the vacant junior lightweight crown.  
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Nelson relinquished the WBC version of the title in January 1988 in order to contest the vacant junior lightweight crown and [[Jeff Fenech]] and [[Victor Callejas]] were matched to find a new champion.  
  
 
[[Category: 1987 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1987 Title Contests]]
 
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Revision as of 09:45, 22 September 2012

1987-08-29 Azumah Nelson w pts 12 Marcos Villasana, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: John Thomas. Scorecards: 118-108, 117-110, 117-111. Following his first defence against Villasana (126), this win was far more comprehensive and the latter was reduced to blatantly punching below the belt, for which he was deducted two points. At one stage he even dropped Nelson with a blow lower than the protector. Although Nelson (125½) was in control almost throughout it did not stop him from occasionally dropping off the pace, but when he did his defence was always good and Villasana, who finished with badly battered features, was unable to take advantage.

Nelson relinquished the WBC version of the title in January 1988 in order to contest the vacant junior lightweight crown and Jeff Fenech and Victor Callejas were matched to find a new champion.