1996-05-18 Wilfredo Vazquez w rsc 11 Eloy Rojas, Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA
1996-05-18 Wilfredo Vazquez w rsc 11 Eloy Rojas, Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Mitch Halpern. Carrying a seven-inch-reach advantage into the ring enabled the champion to dictate matters for much of the time, with Vazquez (126), cut over left eye in the sixth, winning just two rounds prior to the 11th. Having pressed the fight with very little success, and making a supreme effort in the 11th to close in on a tiring Rojas (125½), about a minute into the session Vazquez staggered the champion with two left hooks before a follow-up right sent him down. Back on his feet Rojas was immediately set upon, a left-right-right hook sending him crashing, whereupon the referee called the fight off while saving his head from cracking against the floor at the same time. The finish was timed at 1.21.