1994-05-07 Julio Cesar Chavez w tdec 8 Frankie Randall, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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1994-05-07 Julio Cesar Chavez w tdec 8 Frankie Randall, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Mills Lane. Scorecards: 76-75, 77-74, 75-76. Starting well the champion caught Chavez (140) with fast volleys of head punches, rocking him badly on one occasion. Taking time to get going, Chavez began to work the body more effectively in the fourth round to get himself back into the fight. However, it was clear that Chavez was not at his best when he was dominated for much of the fifth, and although coming back well at times there was the general feeling that he might crack under the kind of pressure that Randall (140) was exerting. The eighth saw the pair trading blows, with Randall having the better of the exchanges before an accidental head butt opened a cut over Chavez’s right eye. Immediately turning away, Chavez was seen by the doctor who advised the referee that the fight was over with just three seconds of the session remaining. Following that, the WBC’s ‘accidental head-butt ruling’ came into play. With Randall being deducted a point, Chavez was handed the title on a split decision after looking a likely loser.