2002-07-27 Byron Mitchell w rsc 4 Julio Cesar Green, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA
2002-07-27 Byron Mitchell w rsc 4 Julio Cesar Green, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Vic Drakulich. In what started as a brawl the champion was soon on the end of things in the opening round when downed twice, firstly by a cracking left hook and secondly following a flurry of blows as the unfancied Green (168) looked for the finish. Although suffering the after-effects in the second, by the third Mitchell (167½) was beginning to put his punches together prior to sending in a solid short right that opened up a gash over Green’s left eye in the fourth. At this point Mitchell went for broke, and after hammering Green around the ring and the eye damage worsening the referee stopped the fight on the 1.55 mark.