1996-11-23 Virgil Hill w pts 12 Henry Maske, Olympic Hall, Munich, Germany - IBF/WBA

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1996-11-23 Virgil Hill w pts 12 Henry Maske, Olympic Hall, Munich, Germany - IBF/WBA. Referee: Carlos Berrocal. Scorecards: 116-113, 115-113, 112-116. In a battle to unify two titles, it was the WBA champion, Hill (174¾), who was adjudged to have won the split decision after what was generally described as a disappointing contest. Hill made the better start as the southpaw IBF champion, Maske (174¼) took time to settle and although the latter controlled the middle of the ring too often he allowed himself to be picked off and tied up. Boxing on the back foot and carrying damage to his left eye at the finish, Hill did just enough to be sure of the win, despite one of the judges marking him down as having lost by four rounds.