1994-03-19 Orzubek Nazarov w pts 12 Dingaan Thobela, Carousel Casino, Temba, South Africa - WBA
1994-03-19 Orzubek Nazarov w pts 12 Dingaan Thobela, Carousel Casino, Temba, South Africa - WBA. Referee: Carlos Berrocal. Scorecards: 118-110, 118-111, 118-110. Although Thobela (134¾) started well enough when catching Nazarov (134¼) with solid right hands, after the fifth it was all one-way traffic as the southpaw champion’s left and right hooks to the body took their toll. Following a steady battering, in the seventh Thobela was floored by a smashing left hook to the jaw, and on rising he was saved by the bell when his legs had all but gone. That Thobela carried on and was able to last out to the final bell, as Nazarov switched his attacks to the head, was down to sheer courage and the latter’s lack of accuracy.