2005-09-09 Clinton Woods w pts 12 Julio Cesar Gonzalez, Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield, England - IBF

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2005-09-09 Clinton Woods w pts 12 Julio Cesar Gonzalez, Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield, England - IBF. Referee: Mickey Vann. Scorecards: 117-111, 118-112, 116-112. Working off the left jab, the champion took the first four rounds due to his better boxing before Gonzalez (175) came back with a few blows of his own and took the play away from him in the fifth. Although Woods (174¾) came back strongly it had become a tough battle as Gonzalez sensed that he could win, but by the ninth he was being outworked and was tiring fast. The last three sessions all belonged to Woods as he picked his punches, raised a swelling on Gonzalez’s left eye and remained in the driving seat until the final bell.