1995-05-06 Gabriel Ruelas w rsc 11 Jimmy Garcia, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC
1995-05-06 Gabriel Ruelas w rsc 11 Jimmy Garcia, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Mitch Halpern. Dominant from the opening bell, Ruelas (130) had too much of everything for his challenger, who was forced to soak up punishment in every round as he went looking for a knockout. Frustrated that Garcia (129½) was still there right in front of him, Ruelas attacked with renewed energy in the tenth, battering his rival from pillar to post. At the end of the round the referee asked the doctor whether he thought Garcia was fit to continue, and after being told that he should not allow the Colombian to take much more, following two vicious rights to the jaw in the 11th the third man stopped the fight 25 seconds into the session.
Moments after the fight was over, Garcia collapsed in his corner before going into a coma and passing away 13 days later.