1989-04-22 Mark Breland w rsc 5 Rafael Pineda, Trump Castle Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBA

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1989-04-22 Mark Breland w rsc 5 Rafael Pineda, Trump Castle Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBA. Referee: Ted Pick. Making his first defence, Breland (146¾) had a shaky first round before spraining his left knee in the second and being forced to trade when he would rather have been using the left jab. By the fourth, however, with Breland getting the jab working Pineda (145¼) was looking decidedly shaky. After complaining about being thumbed in the eye and turning his back on his opponent, Pineda was punished with blows to the head. In the fifth when Pineda again turned his back on Breland, his left eye badly swollen, the referee stopped the fight, the finish being timed at 1.14 of the session.

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