1999-04-24 Marc Johnson w pts 12 Ratanachai Sor Vorapin (Singwancha), MCI Centre, Washington DC, USA - IBF

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1999-04-24 Marc Johnson w pts 12 Ratanachai Sor Vorapin (Singwancha), MCI Centre, Washington DC, USA - IBF. Referee: Marshall Cunningham. Scorecards: 118-109, 117-110, 116-110. Billed for the vacant title fight following Johnny Tapia’s decision to hand in his belt saw Johnson (115) prove his worth in a battle of clever southpaws. Sor Vorapin (114) did well, but Johnson did better, meeting jab with jab, picking his man off with a clever array of punches and generally controlling a very good opponent. Johnson had turned in his IBF flyweight belt to take this one on.