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 and had 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 was not nearly enough and Chavez continued his 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, and the latter was being severely punished by body punches before the final bell came to his aid.

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