1992-08-01 Julio Cesar Chavez w rsc 4 Frankie Mitchell, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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1992-08-01 Julio Cesar Chavez w rsc 4 Frankie Mitchell, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Mills Lane. Defending the title for the eighth time, Chavez (140) started quickly, while Mitchell (137½) tried to box from both orthodox and southpaw stances before having his gumshield knocked out prior to the end of the opening session. Mitchell also wasted a good many punches with a lack of accuracy and began to come apart in the third as Chavez began to unload. Dropped after a barrage of blows thudded home, Mitchell was now on borrowed time and on getting up he was soon down again after taking punches to head and body before fighting back gamely to hear the bell. Now cut over the right eye, Mitchell made it to the fourth, but after taking a further beating he was again dropped, this time by a solid right lead, and although making it to his feet after a count of ‘nine’ the referee called it off with 56 seconds on the clock.

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