1999-12-18 Tim Austin w rsc 1 Bernardo Mendoza, Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, USA - IBF
1999-12-18 Tim Austin w rsc 1 Bernardo Mendoza, Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, USA - IBF. Referee: Elmo Adolph. Having fought just once since being stopped by Wilfredo Vazquez back in 1996, the 36-year-old challenger, Mendoza (117), was taken out by Austin (118) in just 109 seconds. Right from the opening bell, Austin jumped on Mendoza with southpaw rights paving the way for solid left crosses which all seemed to find their mark, and it was no surprise when a cracker of a left hand sent the latter down. Mendoza would have been wise to stay down because after he got up a right-left combination to the jaw stretched him out immediately, the referee not even bothering to count when calling it off.