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2002-02-23 [[Paulie Ayala]] w pts 12 [[Clarence Adams]], Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBO/The Ring. Referee: Kenny Bayless. Scorecards: 118-110, 117-111, 118-110. Billed for the International Boxing Organisation title, and a return match, ''The Ring'' magazine’s prestigious championship belt was also at stake. Shooting out southpaw jabs from the start Ayala (122) made a better start than previously, and with Adams (121½) boxing far too defensively he slipped further and further behind. It was clear at the two-third stage that Adams needed to start taking the fight to Ayala, but while he connected with some good shots here and there it was not sustained and he was well beaten at the bell. Disappointingly, the fight had not been a patch on their earlier go.  
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2002-02-23 [[Paulie Ayala]] w pts 12 [[Clarence Adams]], Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - The Ring. Referee: Kenny Bayless. Scorecards: 118-110, 117-111, 118-110. A return match, this involved ''The Ring'' magazine’s Championship Belt. Shooting out southpaw jabs from the beginning Ayala (122) made a better start than previously, and with Adams (121½) boxing far too defensively he slipped further and further behind. It was clear at the two-thirds stage that Adams needed to start taking the fight to Ayala, but while he connected with some good shots here and there it was not sustained. Disappointingly, the fight had not been a patch on their earlier go.  
  
 
Although giving up the IBO title not long after winning, Ayala was recognised by ''The Ring'' magazine as the champion of the weight division until April 2004 despite making no further defences.
 
Although giving up the IBO title not long after winning, Ayala was recognised by ''The Ring'' magazine as the champion of the weight division until April 2004 despite making no further defences.

Latest revision as of 13:04, 28 April 2013

2002-02-23 Paulie Ayala w pts 12 Clarence Adams, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - The Ring. Referee: Kenny Bayless. Scorecards: 118-110, 117-111, 118-110. A return match, this involved The Ring magazine’s Championship Belt. Shooting out southpaw jabs from the beginning Ayala (122) made a better start than previously, and with Adams (121½) boxing far too defensively he slipped further and further behind. It was clear at the two-thirds stage that Adams needed to start taking the fight to Ayala, but while he connected with some good shots here and there it was not sustained. Disappointingly, the fight had not been a patch on their earlier go.

Although giving up the IBO title not long after winning, Ayala was recognised by The Ring magazine as the champion of the weight division until April 2004 despite making no further defences.