Azumah Nelson vs. Jeff Fenech (2nd meeting)

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1992-03-01 : Jeff Fenech 129 lbs lost to Azumah Nelson 129 lbs by TKO at 2:20 in round 8 of 12

  • WBC Super Featherweight Title

Comment(s):

  • In front of 40,000 fans, Nelson dropped Fenech in the 1st, 2nd and 8th rounds before Mercante waved it off.
  • A completely different fight to their first encounter. Nelson a rock from the opening bell, Fenech knocked down early and always looking fragile, though busy. After fight, Nelson said 'Fenech is a boy, I am a man'. Nelson's greatness just beginning to be recognised by the world at large at the time, hence 'upset' rating. Given Fenech's precipitous decline thereafter - knocked out in his next fight by featherfisted Calvin Grove - not really an upset at all.