1988-02-20 Elly Pical w pts 15 Raul Ernesto Diaz, GOR Pangsuma Stadium, Pontianak, Indonesia - IBF
1988-02-20 Elly Pical w pts 15 Raul Ernesto Diaz, GOR Pangsuma Stadium, Pontianak, Indonesia - IBF. Referee: Herbert Minn. Scorecards: 143-138, 146-139, 144-143. Dropped three times, in the second, ninth and 13th rounds, Pical (113¼) came back strongly to take a narrow decision over Diaz (114¾), putting him down in the 12th and 14th sessions to make sure of victory. Although the challenger did well, the resilient Pical did better.
Following this it was decided by the IBF that from 1 September all world title bouts held under their banner would be contested over 12 rounds and, in effect, this would be the last 15-round contest for the weight class.