1990-09-02 Israel Contreras w rsc 9 Ray Minus, Carnival Crystal Palace Resort, Nassau, Bahamas - WBO

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1990-09-02 Israel Contreras w rsc 9 Ray Minus, Carnival Crystal Palace Resort, Nassau, Bahamas - WBO. Referee: Frank Santore Jr. Starting strongly, the champion quickly made his mark, but in the latter stages of the second round he was floored for ‘eight’ by a surprise left hook as Minus (118) looked to get going. Picking up the action in the third, the aggressive Contreras (118) sent Minus to the floor with a straight right, and again dropped the Bahamian in the fourth courtesy of a right hook. Subsequently there was only one man in it, and in the ninth Contreras ripped home a series of combination punches which saw Minus, already suffering a fractured jaw, drop to the canvas just as the referee called a halt with just 19 seconds of the round remaining.

After Contreras relinquished the WBO version of title in January 1991 in order to challenge for the WBA crown, Miguel Lora and Gaby Canizales came together to find a successor.