1988-04-26 Brian Mitchell w pts 12 Jose Rivera, Scalia Melia Cabaret Rooms, Madrid, Spain - WBA

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1988-04-26 Brian Mitchell w pts 12 Jose Rivera, Scalia Melia Cabaret Rooms, Madrid, Spain - WBA. Referee: Uriel Aguilera. Scorecards: 118-110, 118-112, 118-111. Making his fifth defence, Mitchell (128¾) took on an old rival in Rivera (129¼), who got off to a good start when he floored the champion with a big right hand in the second. However, unable to follow up his advantage, Rivera allowed Mitchell to take a grip of proceedings and the tough South African, punching solidly with both hands to head and body, went up a few gears to win handily.