1995-12-01 Azumah Nelson w rsc 5 Gabriel Ruelas, Fantasy Springs Resort, Indio, California, USA - WBC

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1995-12-01 Azumah Nelson w rsc 5 Gabriel Ruelas, Fantasy Springs Resort, Indio, California, USA - WBC. Referee: Marty Denkin. Coming back to regain his title at the age of 37, Nelson (130) once again showed just how good he was, while the unfortunate Ruelas (130) freely admitted that he hadn’t got over the Jimmy Garcia fight. Nelson made a great start when he dropped in a heavy right to send Ruelas down 75 seconds after the opening bell and while the champion recovered from that he never really got himself into the fight, seemingly content to mainly stay at distance. Towards the end of the fourth, Ruelas was down again following a battery of blows to head and body and although he made it to the bell it was almost certain that he had received a long count. The fight should have been stopped there and then, but at 1.20 of the fifth it was finally all over after the referee called time when Ruelas, decidedly shaky, was just sucking up punches and not fighting back.