1998-04-24 Manuel Medina w pts 12 Hector Lizarraga, The Arena, San Jose, California, USA - IBF

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1998-04-24 [[Manuel Medina]] w pts 12 [[Hector Lizarraga]], The Arena, San Jose, California, USA - IBF. Referee: Pat Russell. Scorecards: 118-110, 116-112, 118-110. Working like a ‘Trojan’, the challenger fought non-stop, and even if his punches lacked real power they bewildered Lizarraga (125¾) who was made to look pedestrian at times. In short, Lizarraga had no answer as to how to deal with the amount of leather coming his way. Medina (126) would not be denied. Whether he was at long range or in close he was always pumping out his fists, and with heads clashing throughout it was hardly surprising that the men finished with cuts over both eyes.   
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1998-04-24 [[Manuel Medina]] w pts 12 [[Hector Lizarraga]], The Arena, San Jose, California, USA - IBF. Referee: Pat Russell. Scorecards: 118-110, 116-112, 118-110. Working like a ‘Trojan’, the challenger fought non-stop, and even if his punches lacked real power they bewildered Lizarraga (125¾) who was made to look pedestrian at times. In short, Lizarraga had no answer as to how to deal with the amount of leather coming his way. Medina (126) would not be denied, whether he was at long range or in close he was always pumping out his fists. And with heads clashing throughout it was hardly surprising that the men finished with cuts over both eyes.   
  
 
[[Category: 1998 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1998 Title Contests]]
 
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[[Category: Featherweight Division]]

Latest revision as of 16:15, 6 April 2013

1998-04-24 Manuel Medina w pts 12 Hector Lizarraga, The Arena, San Jose, California, USA - IBF. Referee: Pat Russell. Scorecards: 118-110, 116-112, 118-110. Working like a ‘Trojan’, the challenger fought non-stop, and even if his punches lacked real power they bewildered Lizarraga (125¾) who was made to look pedestrian at times. In short, Lizarraga had no answer as to how to deal with the amount of leather coming his way. Medina (126) would not be denied, whether he was at long range or in close he was always pumping out his fists. And with heads clashing throughout it was hardly surprising that the men finished with cuts over both eyes.

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