1992-03-14 Manuel Medina w pts 12 Fabrice Benichou, Swimming Pool Arena, Antibes, France - IBF
1992-03-14 Manuel Medina w pts 12 Fabrice Benichou, Swimming Pool Arena, Antibes, France - IBF. Referee: Randy Neumann. Scorecards: 115-112, 114-113, 114-115. Badly cut in the opening round by an unintentional butt, the champion was decidedly cautious for the first six rounds before receiving an ‘eight’ count in the fifth after he was pushed-punched over by a left-right. There was no doubting the determination of Benichou (126) as he gave it everything, but he was too one-paced and predictable, and often relied on a single punch. Needless to say, Medina (126), making his longer reach pay off, had too much all-round skill for the European champion, something he used to good effect in the second half of the contest.