1999-08-14 Stevie Johnston w pts 12 Angel Manfredy, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, USA - WBC
1999-08-14 Steve Johnston w pts 12 Angel Manfredy, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, USA - WBC. Referee: Frank Cappuccino. Scorecards: 116-112, 118-111, 116-112. Coming back to form after one or two indifferent displays, the southpaw champion quickly assumed control when getting his right jab going, after Manfredy (135) had made the body his target. Getting off first and backing the jab up with straight lefts seemed to be the way forward for Johnston (135), but by the third Manfredy was also having some success as his body shots began to land more frequently. Following Johnston’s right eye swelling up and bleeding in the fourth, Manfredy stepped up his attacks to the body and the contest swung one way and then the other until the former picked it up again in the ninth. Apart from the final session that was the last time Manfredy would get a proper look in, despite the odd flurries, as Johnston bounced and boxed his way to the verdict.
[Category: 1999 Lightweight Title Contests]]