2001-07-21 Johnny Nelson w pts 12 Marcelo Dominguez, Ponds Forge Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England - WBO

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2001-07-21 Johnny Nelson w pts 12 Marcelo Dominguez, Ponds Forge Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England - WBO. Referee: Bill Connors. Scorecards: 117-110, 117-110, 119-108. Although the tough challenger caused Nelson (189¾) a few problems early on with his aggression and efforts to get inside he was ultimately unable to find the punches that would count in his favour. In the sixth, a round he was actually winning, Dominguez (187½) was docked a point for repeated low blows, and thereafter Nelson stepped up the pace to go well clear when banging in lefts and rights to leave the Argentinian gasping. Despite being apprehensive at times, with Nelson happy to outbox Dominguez after several heavy shots from both hands had failed to move him it was another clear, if unexciting, win for him.