1994-10-15 Orlando Canizales w pts 12 Sergio Reyes, West Martin Field, Laredo, Texas, USA - IBF
1994-10-15 Orlando Canizales w pts 12 Sergio Reyes, West Martin Field, Laredo, Texas, USA - IBF. Referee: Barry Yeats. Scorecards: 116-111, 115-112, 114-113. In making his 16th consecutive defence of the IBF title, and disregarding the contest against Derrick Whiteboy, Canizales (118) finally broke Manuel Ortiz’s divisional record when outscoring Reyes (117¾) by a unanimous decision. However, the champion was given a tough fight by the two-handed, aggressive youngster, who, despite being dropped in the sixth from a chopping right hand and being hurt on a number of occasions, never left Canizales alone and was always in there firing.
Having broken the record, in December Canizales relinquished his crown to move up a weight in order to challenge Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo Vazquez for the WBA title.