1989-10-07 Fabrice Benichou w pts 12 Ramon Cruz, Sports Palace, Bordeaux, France - IBF
1989-10-07 Fabrice Benichou w pts 12 Ramon Cruz, Sports Palace, Bordeaux, France - IBF. Referee: Max Parker Jr. Scorecards: 115-114, 119-113, 118-110. Coming into this contest the challenger had lost his last three contests, but he started well as the crude Benichou (121¼) struggled to find his feet. Gradually getting on top, Benichou, despite being cut over the left eye in round six, continued to get to Cruz (122) and made a great effort over the last three rounds to make sure of the verdict.