1994-04-21 Jake Rodriquez w pts 12 Ray Oliveira, Foxwoods Resort, Ledyard, Connecticut, USA - IBF
1994-04-21 Jake Rodriquez w pts 12 Ray Oliveira, Foxwoods Resort, Ledyard, Connecticut, USA - IBF. Referee: Steve Smoger. Scorecards: 115-112, 116-111, 119-108. Making his first defence, the southpaw champion pounded away at the flashy Oliveira (140), hurting him with lefts to the body prior to dropping him with an overarm left in the fifth round. Subsequently, Oliveira was forced to fight on Rodriguez’s terms, and although the latter continued to pound away at the body he was unable to force another knockdown before having to settle for the points. Afterwards, Rodriguez (140) stated that regardless of whom he fought he would work the body for 12 rounds and if a stoppage came that would be a bonus.