1988-06-06 Virgil Hill w pts 12 Ramzi Hassan, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA
1988-06-06 Virgil Hill w pts 12 Ramzi Hassan, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Mills Lane. Scorecards: 118-109, 116-112, 118-109. Making hard work of what should have been a relatively easy defence, Hill (174½) was forced to travel the full distance with Hassan (175) ultimately proving to be a tough nut to crack. Although outboxing Hassan for most of the way, landing with left jabs, left hooks and right crosses, Hill never looked likely to win inside the distance as the durable man from Jordan took everything in his stride. Docked a point for going low in the 11th hardly changed anything for Hill, but what was a surprise was the fact that one of the judges actually gave Hassan three rounds.