1995-07-02 Johnny Tapia w pts 12 Arthur Johnson, Johnson Centre Gym, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - WBO

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1995-07-02 Johnny Tapia w pts 12 Arthur Johnson, Johnson Centre Gym, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - WBO. Referee: Ismael Fernandez. Scorecards: 116-112, 114-114, 115-113. This was a fight of two halves. In the first half Tapia (114¼) made all the running while Johnson (114¾), despite being cut over his left eye in the eighth round, got his act together as the champion visibly tired over the final three sessions. Surprisingly, Johnson never used his massive seven-inch reach advantage to his benefit, which was just as well for Tapia, who appeared to win easier than the scorecards suggest.