2005-10-29 Jhonny Gonzalez w rsc 7 Ratanachai Sor Vorapin (Singwancha), Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, USA - WBO

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29 October Jhonny Gonzalez w rsc 7 Ratanachai Sorvoraphin, Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, USA - WBO. Referee: Robert Byrd. Virtually dominating from the start, Gonzalez (116¾) was always looking to get his punches off with venom against the southpaw champion and in the third round he dropped Sorvoraphin (118) with a left uppercut after a body shot had paved the way. Down again in the same round, having been hit by uppercuts from both hands, Sorvoraphin was really up against it and to make matters worse he was cut over the right eye in the fourth. Although the Thai carried the fight to Gonzalez in the sixth and the latter had to take time out after being hit low, the champion was dropped right at the end of the session by a left hook. Coming out for the seventh there was little left in the tank for Sorvoraphin and on making no effort to fire back as Gonzalez set about him he was rescued by the referee after just 22 seconds.