1997-03-29 Ricardo Lopez w pts 12 Mongkol Charoen, Hilton Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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1997-03-29 Ricardo Lopez w pts 12 Mongkol Charoen, Hilton Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Jay Nady. Scorecards: 120-107, 119-108, 120-107. Outpunched and outfought, the southpaw Charoen (105) bravely survived the full 12 rounds to bring to an end the champion’s eight straight inside-the-distance defences. Hit with every punch in the manual by Lopez (105), and more, the little Thai was given a standing ovation at the final bell for his bravery.