2003-02-01 Carlos Hernandez w tdec 8 David Santos, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF

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2003-02-01 [[Carlos Hernandez]] w tdec 8 [[David Santos]], Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Tony Weeks. Scorecards: 77-74, 78-73, 77-74. Fighting for the vacant title after [[Steve Forbes]] had been stripped of the belt, Hernandez (129½) became the first man from El Salvador to win a world title when beating Santos (128½) on a technical decision. In control from the third round onwards the bull-like Hernandez, fighting like he was in a back alley, had just too much power for Santos, who was knocked down in the fourth. Although boxing nicely at times, Santos was forced to soak up storming attacks to the body. Santos eventually could not get off the ropes and with Hernandez always dangerous with his head the inevitable happened in the eighth, leaving the former badly gashed on the right eye. With Santos unable to continue and the referee calling it an accident the decision went to the cards on the 2.52 mark.       
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2003-02-01 [[Carlos Hernandez]] w tdec 8 [[David Santos]], Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Tony Weeks. Scorecards: 77-74, 78-73, 77-74. Fighting for the vacant title after [[Steve Forbes]] had been stripped of the belt, Hernandez (129½) became the first man from El Salvador to win a world title when beating Santos (128½) on a technical decision. In control from the third round onwards the bull-like Hernandez, fighting like he was in a back alley, had just too much power for Santos, who was knocked down in the fourth. Although boxing nicely at times, Santos was forced to soak up storming attacks to the body. Santos eventually could not get off the ropes, and with Hernandez always dangerous with his head the inevitable happened in the eighth, leaving the former badly gashed on the right eye. With Santos unable to continue, and the referee calling it an accident, the decision went to the cards on the 2.52 mark.       
  
 
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Revision as of 16:56, 2 March 2013

2003-02-01 Carlos Hernandez w tdec 8 David Santos, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Tony Weeks. Scorecards: 77-74, 78-73, 77-74. Fighting for the vacant title after Steve Forbes had been stripped of the belt, Hernandez (129½) became the first man from El Salvador to win a world title when beating Santos (128½) on a technical decision. In control from the third round onwards the bull-like Hernandez, fighting like he was in a back alley, had just too much power for Santos, who was knocked down in the fourth. Although boxing nicely at times, Santos was forced to soak up storming attacks to the body. Santos eventually could not get off the ropes, and with Hernandez always dangerous with his head the inevitable happened in the eighth, leaving the former badly gashed on the right eye. With Santos unable to continue, and the referee calling it an accident, the decision went to the cards on the 2.52 mark.

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