2003-02-08 Antonio Margarito w rsc 2 Andrew Lewis, Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO

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2003-02-08 Antonio Margarito w rsc 2 Andrew Lewis, Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO. Referee: Joe Cortez. Despite making a reasonable start, punching much harder and faster than the champion, when trying to repeat his earlier successes in the second round Lewis (147) came unstuck. Tearing into Margarito (146½) and letting go several big shots it looked like a shock was on the cards, but after Lewis was eventually driven back against the ropes by a fusillade of heavy blows the referee rescued him on the 2.31 mark when he was not fighting back.