1999-04-24 Sharmba Mitchell w pts 12 Reggie Green, MCI Centre, Washington DC, USA - WBA

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1999-04-24 Sharmba Mitchell w pts 12 Reggie Green, MCI Centre, Washington DC, USA - WBA. Referee: Ken Chevalier. Scorecards: 116-111, 115-113, 114-114. Making a big start, the champion had Green (140) down and cut over the right eye in the opening session from a series of combination punches, but could not finish him off. Green actually came back to win the second, hurting Mitchell (140) into the bargain, before the fight went first one way and then the other as both men went looking for the win. By the sixth it had developed into a bruising war of attrition. Although Green took the next three rounds on the cards, with Mitchell edging the last three he just about held on to his title.