1993-02-20 Julio Cesar Chavez w rsc 5 Greg Haugen, Azteca Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico - WBC

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1993-02-20 Julio Cesar Chavez w rsc 5 Greg Haugen, Azteca Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico - WBC. Referee: Joe Cortez. Fighting in front of his own fans - and not forgetting that there were three other world title bouts on the same bill in Nelson v Ruelas, Norris v Blocker and Nunn v Morgan - Chavez (139½), who was the main reason for the world-record turnout of 136,000 people for a big fight, made a great start. After dropping Haugen (140) on to one knee in the opener, following a hard right to the head, the champion methodically worked the American over for the remainder of the session. Thereafter concentrating on the body, Chavez was happy to belt Haugen around the ring for the next three rounds before deciding to go for the finish in the fifth. Having sent his man into the ropes with solid head blows, Chavez proceeded to keep the punches going from head to body until Haugen was forced to drop to one knee again. Although the latter made it to his feet, he was driven into a corner by a relentless barrage before being belatedly rescued by the referee with 58 seconds of the round remaining.