Chris John vs. Oscar Leon

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2003-09-26 : Chris John 126 lbs beat Oscar Leon 126 lbs by SD in round 12 of 12

Chris John vs. Oscar Leon


- Leon was knocked down in round 11.
- Interim title commissioned when reigning champ Derrick Gainer unable to defend due to an injury.
- John's interim title was soon upgraded to featherweight WBA regular title, after Derrick Gainer's loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, Marquez became WBA Super Champion status (126 lbs. IBF+WBA titles).