2004-10-02 Kassim Ouma w pts 12 Verno Phillips, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF

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2004-10-02 [[Kassim Ouma]] w pts 12 [[Verno Phillips]], Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Joe Cortez. Scorecards: 114-113, 114-113, 117-110. Despite having been outscored over ten rounds by Ouma in 2001, Phillips was more than happy to put his title on the line against the same man in a bid to avenge that defeat. Unfortunately it turned out to be a poor fight, with the 34-year-old Phillips (152½) growing older by the minute and Ouma (152), merely pushing out his southpaw jab with no real weight in them. At the end of the tenth, Phillips was marginally ahead on the cards, but it was Ouma who found something extra in the 11th, battering away at the champion until he fell and then blasting in heavy shots during the final session to impress the judges.           
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2004-10-02 [[Kassim Ouma]] w pts 12 [[Verno Phillips]], Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Joe Cortez. Scorecards: 114-113, 114-113, 117-110. Despite having been outscored over ten rounds by Ouma in 2001, Phillips was more than happy to put his title on the line against the same man in a bid to avenge that defeat. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a poor fight, with the 34-year-old Phillips (152½) growing older by the minute and Ouma (152) merely pushing out his southpaw jabs with no real weight in them. At the end of the tenth Phillips was marginally ahead on the cards, but it was Ouma who found something extra in the 11th, battering away at the champion until he fell before blasting in heavy shots during the final session to impress the judges.           
  
 
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2004-10-02 Kassim Ouma w pts 12 Verno Phillips, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Joe Cortez. Scorecards: 114-113, 114-113, 117-110. Despite having been outscored over ten rounds by Ouma in 2001, Phillips was more than happy to put his title on the line against the same man in a bid to avenge that defeat. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a poor fight, with the 34-year-old Phillips (152½) growing older by the minute and Ouma (152) merely pushing out his southpaw jabs with no real weight in them. At the end of the tenth Phillips was marginally ahead on the cards, but it was Ouma who found something extra in the 11th, battering away at the champion until he fell before blasting in heavy shots during the final session to impress the judges.

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