1997-03-08 Carlos Salazar drew 12 Antonio Ruiz, Ferrocarel Stadium, Mexicali, Mexico - WBO

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1997-03-08 Carlos Salazar drew 12 Antonio Ruiz, Ferrocarel Stadium, Mexicali, Mexico - WBO. Referee: Larry Rozadilla. Scorecards: 114-114, 114-114, 117-111. Dominated by his challenger for the first five rounds it looked as though Salazar (112) was going to lose the title. However, Ruiz (112) went off the boil to allow the initiative to wrest with the southpaw champion, and although he came on very strong towards the end he ultimately had to be satisfied with just a share of the spoils.