Alberto Davila vs. Francisco (Kiko) Bejines

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1983-09-01 : Alberto Davila 117½ lbs beat Kiko Bejines 118 lbs by KO at 0:33 in round 12 of 12

Vacant WBC Bantamweight Title

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"At the end of the 11th round the score was even on one card with the other judges having Bejines ahead by two points and five points. Davila cut loose at the start of the last round and decked Bejines whose head struck the middle rope. He was struggling to his feet when referee Waldemar Schmidt reached the count of 10 at 33 seconds of the round. Suddenly Bejines fell back. He was taken to hospital and died after an operation. His death came three days after the fight" (The Square Ring)

The WBC title had been declared vacant after reigning champ, Lupe Pintor, was unable to defend after suffering a serious automobile accident.