2004-09-04 Johnny Nelson w rsc 7 Ruediger May, Gruga Hall, Essen, Germany - WBO

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2004-09-04 Johnny Nelson w rsc 7 Ruediger May, Gruga Hall, Essen, Germany - WBO. Referee: Axel Zielke. Despite being firm friends it counted for nothing once the action got underway as May (198¾) took the early initiative while the champion settled in. However, by the third round, Nelson (199½) was beginning to go on the offensive, getting in solid combinations, and following a situation where he was deducted two points for pushing in the sixth he cut loose. Thereafter, it was all Nelson as the challenger tired. Having dropped May with a heavy right to the head in the seventh, on getting to his feet it was apparent that the latter was through as Nelson stormed in with damaging blows hitting the target. With May all over the place and not fighting back the referee called it off on the 2.29 mark.