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1997-04-19 Frank Liles w rsc 5 Segundo Mercado, Memorial Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - WBA. Referee: Terry Woods. Having never fought a southpaw before, Mercado (166¾) was put down within 30 seconds by the hard-hitting champion and never looked like coming to terms with the style. With poor balance and much smaller than Liles (168), the Ecuadorian soon became target practice and he took a terrible beating for the next three rounds, being hammered by lefts and rights without too much response. In the fifth it was obvious that Mercado could not be allowed to carry on much longer and at 1.37 of the session he was pulled out of the fight by the referee when shipping lefts and rights and defenceless.   
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1997-04-19 [[Frankie Liles]] w rsc 5 [[Segundo Mercado]], Memorial Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - WBA. Referee: Terry Woods. Having never fought a southpaw before, when Mercado (166¾) was put down within 30 seconds by the hard-hitting champion he never looked like coming to terms with the style. With poor balance and much smaller than Liles (168) the Ecuadorian took a terrible beating for the next three rounds, being hammered by lefts and rights without too much response. In the fifth it was obvious that Mercado could not be allowed to carry on much longer, and at 1.37 of the session he was pulled out of the fight by the referee when shipping lefts and rights.   
  
 
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1997-04-19 Frankie Liles w rsc 5 Segundo Mercado, Memorial Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - WBA. Referee: Terry Woods. Having never fought a southpaw before, when Mercado (166¾) was put down within 30 seconds by the hard-hitting champion he never looked like coming to terms with the style. With poor balance and much smaller than Liles (168) the Ecuadorian took a terrible beating for the next three rounds, being hammered by lefts and rights without too much response. In the fifth it was obvious that Mercado could not be allowed to carry on much longer, and at 1.37 of the session he was pulled out of the fight by the referee when shipping lefts and rights.