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. Further to 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. Grasping the opportunity with both hands, Chavez rammed home a couple of straight punches followed by right and left hooks and another left to put Taylor on the deck. Although Taylor was up at ‘six’, the referee rescued him on the 1.41 mark when realising that he was in no position to defend himself.