1995-04-25 Miguel Angel Gonzalez w pts 12 Ricardo Silva, Civic Centre, South Padre Island, Texas, USA - WBC

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1995-04-25 Miguel Angel Gonzalez w pts 12 Ricardo Silva, Civic Centre, South Padre Island, Texas, USA - WBC. Referee: Jerry McKenzie. Scorecards: 118-110, 118-110, 119-109. In retreat from the opening bell, the tall southpaw challenger made an awkward target for Gonzalez (134½), who despite connecting with rights and lefts to the head was unable to drop his rival. Meanwhile, Silva (132½) kept Gonzalez off balance with long jabs and messed him about whenever they closed. Although Gonzalez was well in front he didn’t really know how to handle the crafty Argentinian, who kept popping up with hard punches before flitting away, and he grew more frustrated the longer the contest went. There was no doubt as to who won, but Gonzalez’s reputation took a battering in the process.