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2003-01-25 [[Ricardo Mayorga]] w rsc 3 [[Vernon Forrest]], Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA - WBA/WBC/The Ring. Referee: Marty Denkin. Unifying both titles, Mayorga (146) proved to be too strong for Forrest (146½), who was dragged into a war of attrition by his powerful rival and suffered because of it. On the attack from the opening bell, the wild-swinging Mayorga, smashing in big left hooks and heavy rights, put Forrest down with a head punch and although it did not look a genuine knockdown it was classified as one. Following this, Forrest took the fight to Mayorga in the second round, matching him when whacking in left hooks to the body and right uppercuts to the head. There was more of the same in the third, but after having no effect on Mayorga and being hurt by a solid right to the temple, the WBC champion was sent to the floor by lefts and rights as the Nicaraguan unloaded. Although getting back on his feet Forrest appeared unstable, and on the 2.06 mark the referee called the fight off to make sure that the latter took no further punishment that night. ''The Ring'' magazine’s championship belt changed hands on the result.  
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2003-01-25 [[Ricardo Mayorga]] w rsc 3 [[Vernon Forrest]], Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA - WBA/WBC/The Ring. Referee: Marty Denkin. Unifying three titles, Mayorga (146) proved to be too strong for Forrest (146½), who was dragged into a war of attrition by his powerful rival. On the attack from the opening bell, the wild-swinging Mayorga, smashing in big left hooks and heavy rights, put Forrest down with a head punch. Although it did not look a genuine knockdown it was classified as one. Following this, Forrest took the fight to Mayorga in the second round, matching him when whacking in left hooks to the body and right uppercuts to the head. There was more of the same in the third, but after having no effect on Mayorga and being hurt by a solid right to the temple, the WBC champion was sent to the floor by lefts and rights as the Nicaraguan unloaded. Despite getting back on his feet Forrest appeared unstable, and on the 2.06 mark the referee called the fight off to make sure that the latter took no further punishment that night.  
  
 
On 13 September, a contest for the vacant WBA ‘second tier’ title saw [[Jose Antonio Rivera]] beat [[Michel Trabant]] (w pts 12 at the Estrel Convention Centre, Berlin, Germany).  
 
On 13 September, a contest for the vacant WBA ‘second tier’ title saw [[Jose Antonio Rivera]] beat [[Michel Trabant]] (w pts 12 at the Estrel Convention Centre, Berlin, Germany).  

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2003-01-25 Ricardo Mayorga w rsc 3 Vernon Forrest, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA - WBA/WBC/The Ring. Referee: Marty Denkin. Unifying three titles, Mayorga (146) proved to be too strong for Forrest (146½), who was dragged into a war of attrition by his powerful rival. On the attack from the opening bell, the wild-swinging Mayorga, smashing in big left hooks and heavy rights, put Forrest down with a head punch. Although it did not look a genuine knockdown it was classified as one. Following this, Forrest took the fight to Mayorga in the second round, matching him when whacking in left hooks to the body and right uppercuts to the head. There was more of the same in the third, but after having no effect on Mayorga and being hurt by a solid right to the temple, the WBC champion was sent to the floor by lefts and rights as the Nicaraguan unloaded. Despite getting back on his feet Forrest appeared unstable, and on the 2.06 mark the referee called the fight off to make sure that the latter took no further punishment that night.

On 13 September, a contest for the vacant WBA ‘second tier’ title saw Jose Antonio Rivera beat Michel Trabant (w pts 12 at the Estrel Convention Centre, Berlin, Germany).