2003-11-08 Ronald Wright w pts 12 Angel Hernandez, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF
2003-11-08 Ronald Wright w pts 12 Angel Hernandez, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Tony Weeks. Scorecards: 119-109, 118-110, 118-111. Taking a few rounds to find his rhythm, the champion eventually got the southpaw jab working, but still spent too much time at close quarters with the battle-hardened Hernandez (154), who relished the opportunity given him. Going forward swinging in the fifth, as Wright (154) tried to switch, Hernandez had his best session to date, but he could not, or more precisely, was not allowed to maintain any momentum and was soon back on the receiving end. Cut on the right eye in the seventh, Hernandez’s chances were further weakened when he was nailed by several solid left hands as Wright looked for a finish. The final five sessions saw Wright well in control without having to be anywhere near his best and he was still looking to take Hernandez out when the bell rang to end the fight.