1999-02-06 Sharmba Mitchell w pts 12 Pedro Saiz, Convention Centre, Washington DC, USA - WBA
1999-02-06 Sharmba Mitchell w pts 12 Pedro Saiz, Convention Centre, Washington DC, USA - WBA. Referee: Ken Chevalier. Scorecards: 120-105, 119-107, 116-112. At just 16 days notice, Mitchell (140) put his title on the line against a fellow southpaw in Saiz (140), a Dominican residing in Brooklyn, New York, and had little trouble picking up the points decision, using a good left jab and firing in effective combination punches. The only knockdown was recorded in the fifth round when Saiz slipped over, and he also lost a point in the seventh when going low, but despite all that he proved himself to be a tough customer who could take a good punch.