1989-05-19 Jose De Jesus w rsc 9 Fernando Martinez, San Juan Hotel & Casino, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBO

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1989-05-19 Jose De Jesus w rsc 9 Fernando Martinez, San Juan Hotel & Casino, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBO. To the delight of the locals, De Jesus (108) battered and cut Martinez (108) to defeat with big right hands to become the first WBO champion at the weight. Keeping cool throughout, De Jesus, who picked his punches while Martinez tried to turn it into a brawl, was hitting his rival at will when the referee called it off in the ninth round.