2004-05-07 Ratanachai Sor Vorapin (Singwancha) w pts 12 Cruz Carbajal, Phor Koon University Stadium, Nakhon Ratchaseema, Thailand - WBO

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7 May Ratanachai Sorvoraphin w pts 12 Cruz Carbajal, Phor Koon University Stadium, Nakhon Ratchaseema, Thailand - WBO. Referee: Roberto Ramirez. Scorecards: 118-109, 116-110, 116-111. Although Carbajal (117) was quickly on the attack he was thwarted by the busy counter-punching challenger, who was not adverse to whipping in the occasional heavy punch. When a vicious left hook dropped Carbajal in the fifth, it was obvious to all that Sorvoraphin (117½) was a dangerous customer and even a badly gashed right eye following a clash of heads in the sixth failed to deter him. Although Carbajal picked it up in the ninth, nearly dropping the Thai southpaw with an uppercut, Sorvoraphin came back to control the last three rounds to make sure of the win.