1994-08-06 Miguel Angel Gonzalez w rsc 8 Leavander Johnson, The Bullring, Juarez, Mexico - WBC

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1994-08-06 Miguel Angel Gonzalez w rsc 8 Leavander Johnson, The Bullring, Juarez, Mexico - WBC. Referee: Mickey Vann. Both men made a good start, with the smart challenger switching from side to side and actually landing the best punch of the opening round, a solid right uppercut that dropped Gonzalez (134) even though the referee thought it was a slip. It was probably Gonzalez’s toughest defence, Johnson (132½) matching him all the way, but by the end of the seventh the balance of power was shifting as the former’s punches began to take effect. Although Johnson was still jabbing well in the eighth, Gonzalez kept countering heavily. When Gonzalez eventually opened up with non-stop lefts and rights to the head the American was left faltering badly on the ropes. With Johnson not fighting back, the referee called it off with 55 seconds of the session remaining.