1994-09-17 Julio Cesar Chavez w rsc 8 Meldrick Taylor, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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1994-09-17 Julio Cesar Chavez w rsc 8 Meldrick Taylor, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Mills Lane. Following their controversial earlier fight both men were unsurprisingly cautious in the early rounds, but after the challenger had two points deducted for misdemeanours, in the third and sixth sessions, Chavez (140) seemed to slip into gear just as his rival began to lose composure. Then, having effectively worked the body, Chavez saw his efforts finally paying off in the eighth as Taylor (140) came apart at the seams. Ramming home a couple of straight punches, Chavez went on the attack and right and left hooks followed by another left saw Taylor hit the deck. Although Taylor got up at ‘six’ the referee quickly decided that he was in no position to defend himself and rescued him on the 1.41 mark.