1992-04-25 Paul Hodkinson w rsc 3 Steve Cruz, Maysfield Leisure Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland - WBC

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1992-04-25 Paul Hodkinson w rsc 3 Steve Cruz, Maysfield Leisure Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland - WBC. Referee: Rolando Barrovecchio. Brushing his challenger aside with the minimum amount of effort Hodkinson (125¾) knocked Cruz (126) down for ‘six’ in the opening session with a solid left hook, quickly hurting the Texan again before the round ended. Although Cruz got through the second round it appeared obvious that he was not going to last much longer. Still under pressure in the third, after being hit by a terrific left to the body Cruz next took a thundering left hook to the face which dropped him. After getting up at ‘six’, and with Hodkinson ready to pounce, the referee called a halt after 1.05 of the round had elapsed.