1992-06-30 Carlos Gonzalez w rsc 2 Jimmy Paul, Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBO

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1992-06-30 Carlos Gonzalez w rsc 2 Jimmy Paul, Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBO. Referee: Lou Moret. Billed for the vacant title, both men began cautiously before the fireworks really started in the second round. Paul (140), who had substituted for Oba Carr, was soon under fire as Gonzalez (139½) began to release his big guns, and how he remained upright prior to being stopped at 2.12 of the session was a mystery. The 20-year-old Mexican was a revelation as he threw punches to head and body, with the uppercut from either hand and left jabs and right crosses all thundering in to such an extent that the referee should have halted the action much earlier. Unbeaten in 32 contests, this was Gonzalez’s 30th win inside the distance, with 17 of them coming in the first round.