1996-06-01 Azumah Nelson w rsc 6 Jesse James Leija, Boulder Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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1996-06-01 Azumah Nelson w rsc 6 Jesse James Leija, Boulder Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. In what was a rubber match between the pair, the champion gained revenge for a previous defeat when he comprehensively beat Leija (130) this time round. Showing great speed for a 37-year-old man, Nelson (130) quickly got into his stride and towards the end of the first round he dropped Leija with a right over the top. Although Leija just about beat the count the die had been cast. Dominating into the fifth, Nelson made it pay when a huge left hook initiated a gaping cut on Leija’s left eye and in the sixth with the Ghanaian on the rampage, throwing barrages of blows from both hands, the referee called it off at 1.58 when it was obvious that Leija couldn’t see properly.