2004-09-25 Ivan Hernandez w co 8 Marc Johnson, FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA - WBO

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2004-09-25 Ivan Hernandez w co 8 Marc Johnson, FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA - WBO. Referee: Armando Garcia. The young Mexican challenger was certainly not overawed by the southpaw Johnson (115), proving it when landing a heavy right in the opening round which put the latter on his toes for the remainder of the contest. Although Johnson was dangerous, especially with the right uppercut, Hernandez (115) looked to match him all the way before having to weather the storm when badly hurt in the sixth by solid right hands. Coming back strongly in the seventh Hernandez dropped Johnson with a right-hand counter, and although the champion made it to the bell he was put him down again, in the eighth, by a right to the body that saw him counted out at 2.42 of the session.