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2001-11-10 [[Floyd Mayweather]] w rtd 9 [[Jesus Chavez]], Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA - WBC. Referee: Jon Schorle. Back at his best the champion quickly got the measure of Chavez (129½) but the smaller man never backed off and was always looking to fire punches in, especially to the body, regardless of whether they hit the target or not. As the fight wore on, Mayweather (129½), landing with good jabs and banging in rights to the head, increased his lead virtually in every session before really opening up in the ninth. With Mayweather looking to finish it, Chavez was forced to soak up heavy punishment and although the Mexican was gritting his teeth and fighting back he was retired by his corner prior to the tenth getting underway.  
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2001-11-10 [[Floyd Mayweather Jr]] w rtd 9 [[Jesus Chavez]], Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA - WBC. Referee: Jon Schorle. Back at his best the champion quickly got the measure of Chavez (129½) but the smaller man never backed off and was always looking to fire punches in, especially to the body, regardless of whether they hit the target or not. As the fight wore on, Mayweather (129½), landing with good jabs and banging in rights to the head, increased his lead virtually in every session before really opening up in the ninth. With Mayweather looking to finish it, Chavez was forced to soak up heavy punishment and although the Mexican was gritting his teeth and fighting back he was retired by his corner prior to the tenth getting underway.  
  
Mayweather relinquished the title on winning the WBC lightweight championship on 20 April 2002.  
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Mayweather relinquished the title on winning the WBC lightweight championship on 20 April 2002 and [[Sirimongkol Singmanasak]] was matched against [[Kengo Nagashima]] to find a new champion.
  
 
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Revision as of 15:18, 12 October 2012

2001-11-10 Floyd Mayweather Jr w rtd 9 Jesus Chavez, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA - WBC. Referee: Jon Schorle. Back at his best the champion quickly got the measure of Chavez (129½) but the smaller man never backed off and was always looking to fire punches in, especially to the body, regardless of whether they hit the target or not. As the fight wore on, Mayweather (129½), landing with good jabs and banging in rights to the head, increased his lead virtually in every session before really opening up in the ninth. With Mayweather looking to finish it, Chavez was forced to soak up heavy punishment and although the Mexican was gritting his teeth and fighting back he was retired by his corner prior to the tenth getting underway.

Mayweather relinquished the title on winning the WBC lightweight championship on 20 April 2002 and Sirimongkol Singmanasak was matched against Kengo Nagashima to find a new champion.