2004-11-27 Ivan Calderon w pts 12 Carlos Fajardo, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO
2004-11-27 Ivan Calderon w pts 12 Carlos Fajardo, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO. Referee: Tony Weeks. Scorecards: 120-107, 118-109, 119-108. Despite never looking likely to stop his tough challenger, the smooth-boxing Calderon (104½) won every round apart from the eighth, and although well outreached he had no difficulty in consistently finding the target with southpaw jabs and counters. Fajardo (105) was just too pedestrian for the nimble Calderon and was often reduced to holding, for which he was deducted a point in the 11th. The Puerto Rican gave it his best shot in the final session, but was outworked as left crosses and right hooks found their mark. Fajardo finished with a nasty bump under the left eye, testament to Calderon’s accuracy.