1991-09-14 Julio Cesar Chavez w pts 12 Lonnie Smith, Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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1991-09-14 Julio Cesar Chavez w pts 12 Lonnie Smith, Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Carlos Padilla. Scorecards: 118-106, 119-107, 119-109. With Smith (140) sprinting non-stop around the ring for round after round, Chavez (140) had great difficulty in catching him, having to be satisfied with the odd occasion when he could get to grips with his challenger. Eventually, in the eighth, Smith began to get some punches off, but it did nothing to stop Chavez's charge. As Smith slowed inevitably he was caught by solid blows, mainly to the body, although in the tenth he showed that he could bang when smashing Chavez with a brutal left hook which would have downed just about anyone else. Thereafter, it was all Chavez as Smith weakened, the latter being severely punished by body punches before the final bell came to his aid.