1993-08-28 Virgil Hill w pts 12 Sergio Merani, Civic Centre, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA - WBA

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1993-08-28 Virgil Hill w pts 12 Sergio Merani, Civic Centre, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA - WBA. Referee: 119-109, 119-112, 119-112. Coming back to the ring following an operation on his left shoulder in April Hill (174¾) took a while to find his feet, but after landing a terrific left hook to the challenger’s body in the second round he was on his way. Even though it took Hill several sessions to develop his sharpness, Merani (174½) was unable to take advantage due to his lack of mobility. From the sixth onwards Hill was back to his best, firing in blows from both hands and generally keeping the tough Argentinian on the defensive. However, although controlling the fight Hill never appeared likely to force a stoppage.