1989-07-08 John Mugabi w rsc 1 Rene Jacquot, Cergy-Pontoise Mirapolis Amusement Park, Paris, France - WBC

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1989-07-08 John Mugabi w rsc 1 Rene Jacquot, Cergy-Pontoise Mirapolis Amusement Park, Paris, France - WBC. Referee: Arthur Mercante. Pitted against the hard-hitting Mugabi (153½) was not the ideal contest for Jacquot (152½) to make his first defence, and right from the opening bell it looked as though he would be overpowered. The contest started with Mugabi stalking Jacquot before a looping right hand to the head sent the latter crashing, his left leg bent under him. Although Jacquot got up quickly it could be seen that he was hobbling. Despite the WBO commissioner shouting for it to be stopped the referee called ‘time out’ to allow the champion’s corner to work on what turned out to be knee-ligament damage. It was certainly a contentious decision. After approximately two minutes, still unable to stand properly, Jacqot was sent out again, only to be floored immediately and stopped. The finish was given as 2.53.

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