1993-08-13 Miguel Angel Gonzalez w pts 12 David Sample, The Arena, Guadalajara, Mexico - WBC
1993-08-13 Miguel Angel Gonzalez w pts 12 David Sample, The Arena, Guadalajara, Mexico - WBC. Referee: Juan Carlos Guzman. Scorecards: 116-112, 116-111, 120-110. Even though he was badly hurt by a hard overarm southpaw left seconds into the bout the champion came through the fog to eventually outbox and outpunch Sample (134¾), who was a difficult customer to handle as he moved in and out at some speed. By the sixth round, having got on top, Gonzalez (135) was working behind the jab as he looked to land a finisher while Sample, having taken some heavy shots to head and body, was no longer relishing the battle. From there on in it was a matter of whether the crafty Sample could hold out. And although Sample was raked by heavy blows in virtually every session, by backing up and circling away from Gonzalez’s power-laden fists, despite being a battered and forlorn figure, he made it to the final bell.