2004-09-04 Cory Spinks w pts 12 Miguel Angel Gonzalez, Bay Events Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF/WBA/WBC/The Ring
2004-09-04 Cory Spinks w pts 12 Miguel Angel Gonzalez, Bay Events Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF/WBA/WBC/The Ring. Referee: Joe Cortez. Scorecards: 118-109, 118-109, 118-109. Putting up his three titles for the second time, Spinks (147) was just too big and too fast for Gonzalez (146½) to handle. In the main, as Gonzalez pushed forward with the right the champion would counter him with southpaw left-right combinations. The former world lightweight champion obviously thought his best chance lay in going for the body, and he had fair success in this direction before being docked a point in the eighth for a serious low blow. Although the Mexican went well in the ninth, following that it was nearly all Spinks, who gave an excellent display when landing jab after jab prior to moving away and countering with quality shots from both hands.