1994-04-09 Tracy Harris Patterson w pts 12 Richard Duran, Hilton Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA - WBC
1994-04-09 Tracy Harris Patterson w pts 12 Richard Duran, Hilton Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Mills Lane. Scorecards: 118-110, 117-112, 116-112. Setting the tone early in round one, Patterson (122) surprised his challenger when scoring well with the jab while throwing the occasional right, a pattern that was to be repeated throughout the fight. The dangerous Duran (121) hurt Patterson with a hard left hook towards the end of the fourth, but the latter quickly put that behind him as he went on to open up a cut over Duran’s left eye in the sixth. Patterson then emphasised the gap in class with fast left hands finding their mark, especially during the last three sessions. Apart from the ninth, when Duran scored with several good head shots, it was all Patterson.