2000-05-21 Joel Casamayor w rsc 5 Jong-Kwon Baek, Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, Kansas City, Missouri, USA - WBA

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2000-05-21 Joel Casamayor w rsc 5 Jong-Kwon Baek, Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, Kansas City, Missouri, USA - WBA. Referee: Mitch Halpern. After loosening up with a couple of southpaw jabs and a heavy left cross in the opening round it was obvious that the ‘interim’ titleholder, Casamayor (130), was going to be too much for the champion. Starting the second by picking Baek (129½) off, Casamayor began to open up and in the third the champion was cut over the left eye and subjected to a battery of jabs and counters. By the fourth, Baek, trying to box on the outside, was bleeding over both eyes and even when he did let his punches go the Cuban proved too elusive. With Baek in a worsening position and Casamayor continuing to dominate, the referee called it off at 2.18 of the fifth.