1996-01-27 Eloy Rojas w pts 12 Miguel Arrozal, Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA - WBA

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1996-01-27 Eloy Rojas w pts 12 Miguel Arrozal, Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA - WBA. Referee: Tony Weeks. Scorecards: 118-110, 118-110, 120-110. In a fight that was reckoned to be much closer than the scorecards showed, the challenger crowded Rojas (125½) from the start, letting go with two-handed body attacks before the latter picked it up to get himself in front by the halfway stage. There was no doubt in the minds of those at ringside that Arrozal (124¼) could cause a surprise prior to the ninth, having continued to force the pace, but Rojas dominated the last four sessions, cutting the Filipino over the left eye while generally marking him up with good combinations and jabs to earn the decision.