1996-06-15 Rosendo Alvarez w pts 12 Eric Chavez, Municipal Gym, Sendai, Japan - WBA
1996-06-15 Rosendo Alvarez w pts 12 Eric Chavez, Municipal Gym, Sendai, Japan - WBA. Referee: Tony Weeks. Scorecards: 114-114, 119-111, 115-113. Alvarez (105) soon got his act together and steadily piled up points, while the hard-hitting Chavez (104¼) found it difficult to match the champion’s work rate. Cut over the right eye in the fourth and chasing Alvarez’s shadow most of the time, the Filipino was on the verge of being stopped in the 11th but recovered well to hear the final bell.