Fernando Vargas vs. Ross Thompson
2000-08-26 : Fernando Vargas 153 lbs beat Ross Thompson 153½ lbs by TKO at 1:07 in round 4 of 12
- Location: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Joe Cortez
- Judge: Dr Ruben M Garcia 28-27
- Judge: Chuck Giampa 28-26
- Judge: Jerry Roth 28-26
- International Boxing Federation Junior Middleweight Title (5th defending of Vargas)
- Time: 1:07
- Weights: 153 lbs (each)
- Vargas was penalized one point in the 3rd round for hitting behind the head.
- Thompson was knocked down twice in the 3rd round, and once in the 4th round, before a volley of punches from Vargas, forced referee Joe Cortez's stoppage. Vargas had a nose bleed in round two.