1991-11-18 Manuel Medina w tdec 9 Tom Johnson, Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - IBF
1991-11-18 Manuel Medina w tdec 9 Tom Johnson, Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - IBF. Referee: Lou Moret. Scorecards: 79-75, 78-74, 76-75. A close and exciting contest saw the champion starting well when scoring with left jabs from distance, before Johnson (125½) found the range for his attacks, which consisted of jabs and solid right hands. In the fifth Medina (125¾) switched to the body, but heads were often dangerously close and after Johnson was dropped by a low right in the seventh the action got even more frantic. With both men on a collision course, the fight came to an abrupt end at 1.35 of the ninth when an accidental head butt opened up a cut on Medina’s left eye and under IBF rules the decision went to the scorecards, resulting in a win for the champion.