1997-07-04 Sirimongkol Singmanasak w pts 12 Victor Rabanales, Outdoor Arena, Pattani, Thailand - WBC

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1997-07-04 Sirimongkol Singmanasak w pts 12 Victor Rabanales, Outdoor Arena, Pattani, Thailand - WBC. Referee: Marty Denkin. Scorecards: 119-109, 119-110, 118-112. Having been butted and badly cut on the left eye in the sixth, for which the champion was deducted a point, it was always going to be an uphill struggle for Rabanales (117½), who remained wide open to left jabs and right crosses throughout. Athough rushing in to Singmanasak (118) with wild punches, Rabanales was unable to get inside the champion’s guard, being met with solid left hooks that took the steam out of him and was lucky to make it to the final bell.