1999-10-22 Erik Morales w pts 12 Wayne McCullough, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA - WBC
1999-10-22 Erik Morales w pts 12 Wayne McCullough, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA - WBC. Referee: Frank Garza. Scorecards: 118-110, 116-112, 116-112. The first man to last the distance against the champion in a defence, McCullough (121¼), finishing with a cut over the left eye to go with a ruptured ear drum, yet again proved to have a great chin and tremendous character as he walked through the head punches to force Morales (121¾) to switch to the body. Although the scoring gave little or no idea of the intensity of the fight, McCullough, who was always in Morales’ face, never budged as the champion picked his power-packed punches skilfully. Always working himself, McCullough may have thrown more than Morales but the quality was always with the champion.