1995-12-01 Johnny Tapia w rtd 9 Willy Salazar, Fantasy Springs Resort, Indio, California, USA - WBO

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1995-12-01 Johnny Tapia w rtd 9 Willy Salazar, Fantasy Springs Resort, Indio, California, USA - WBO. Referee: Raul Caiz. Taking five rounds to warm up and having caused damage to an eye when accidentally butting the challenger in the second, Tapia (115) found Salazar (114) a difficult target with the jab before beginning to concentrate more on the body. Eventually it had an effect, and with just seconds left in the ninth Salazar was hurt with a big left hook and follow-up lefts and rights before retiring in his corner at the interval.