1990-09-22 Dingaan Thobela w pts 12 Maurico Aceves, International Convention Centre, Brownsville, Texas, USA - WBO

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1990-09-22 Dingaan Thobela w pts 12 Mauricio Aceves, International Convention Centre, Brownsville, Texas, USA - WBO. Referee: Steve Flores. Scorecards: 115-112, 117-111, 113-114. Having stopped Aceves (134¾) in a non-title bout back in April, Thobela (135), known as ‘The Rose of Soweto’, certainly warranted a crack at the title and he started strongly when flooring the champion with a left-right to the head in the opening session. Although Aceves, concentrating on the body, came back strongly to hurt Thobela with a right-left uppercut to the jaw in the fifth round he was shaken up and cut over the right eye in the tenth when hit by a left hook and ultimately went down on two of the cards.