2001-06-23 Agapito Sanchez w rsc 7 Jorge Monsalvo, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO
2001-06-23 Agapito Sanchez w rsc 7 Jorge Monsalvo, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO. Referee: Kenny Bayless. Contested for the vacant title following Marco Antonio Barrera’s decision to move up a weight class, Sanchez (121) proved too good an opponent for Monsalvo (122), who was outjabbed consistently and cracked by rights over the top. Although cut over the right eye in the third, Sanchez, who was rarely under pressure, began to hand out a real battering to his game but outclassed rival in the fourth. Thus it was no surprise when a big right sent Monsalvo crashing in the seventh, and on getting to his feet, wobbling all over the place, he was rescued by the referee on the 1.28 mark.