2000-07-29 Kostya Tszyu w rsc 6 Julio Cesar Chavez, Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA - WBC

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2000-07-29 Kostya Tszyu w rsc 6 Julio Cesar Chavez, Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA - WBC. Referee: Bobby Ferrara. This was the fight that ended Chavez (140) as a fighter at the highest level as he vainly tried to recapture his old title from the brilliant Tszyu (139½). Apart from the third round when two judges voted for him, with Chavez beginning to take more punches than needed he was starting to look like he had run out of ideas coming into the sixth. Chavez was also punching low, but it was more to do with his timing than anything untoward. Smashed down by a big right to the head Chavez got up but was now being hit at will, and when he was dropped again, by a left-right, the referee stopped it with 1.30 of the session remaining.