1993-04-28 Gregorio Vargas w rtd 7 Paul Hodkinson, National Boxing Stadium, Dublin, Ireland - WBC

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1993-04-28 Gregorio Vargas w rtd 7 Paul Hodkinson, National Boxing Stadium, Dublin, Ireland - WBC. Referee: Arthur Mercante. Making a decent start, the challenger landed the first punch of note, a straight right, which hurt Hodkinson (125¼) before the latter got going with solid blows to head and body in the second round. The third session saw Vargas (125½) using the ring more as Hodkinson piled in with solid punches, but by the sixth Vargas was taking over, jabs and hooks paving the way for what was beginning to look like a hard night's work for the Englishman. Although Hodkinson was still in front at the start of the seventh, after being dropped by a heavy left hook for ‘five’ he was set upon unmercifully until his corner threw the towel in, the finish being timed at 2.27.