1992-05-08 Bobby Czyz w pts 12 Donny Lalonde, Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA

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1992-05-08 Bobby Czyz w pts 12 Donny Lalonde, Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 117-111, 116-110, 116-113. Smashed to the floor in the opening seconds of the fight by a cracker of a left hook and badly cut over the left eye, the challenger, a shadow of his former self, was there to be finished off. However, for whatever reason, Czyz (187) was unable to complete the job. Continually going below the belt Czyz was warned several times, and in the fifth Lalonde (184½) was cut above the right eye which gave him even more problems. When both men began to tire in the middle rounds it was Czyz who was landing the heavier punches. The tenth round saw Czyz finally being deducted a point for punching low, but with it making little difference Lalonde was forced to take a few more for good measure as the contest wound down.

After Czyz forfeited the WBA version of the title in September 1993 due to inactivity, Orlin Norris and Marcelo Figueroa were signed up to contest the vacancy.