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 couldn’t finish him off. Green actually came back to win the second and hurt 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 and following that Green took the next three rounds on the cards, but with Mitchell edging the last three he just about held on to his title.