2004-05-15 Jose Victor Burgos w rsc 6 Fahlan Sakkreerin, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF

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2004-05-15 Jose Victor Burgos w rsc 6 Fahlan Sakkreerin, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Kenny Bayless. Switching from orthodox to southpaw in order to confuse the left-handed Sakkreerin (107), who was cut over the right eye in the second, the champion only started to put things together after the referee decided that the push which sent Burgos (108) to the floor in the fourth round was a knockdown. Following that, Burgos upped his work-rate in the fifth, and opening up with a sustained attack in the sixth he dropped Sakkreerin with a right to the body and a left to the head. Although the veteran Thai got to his feet he was soon in trouble again from body attacks, being rescued by the referee at 1.43 of the session, having been dropped by a left hook to the jaw.