Bobby Chacon vs. Cornelius Boza Edwards (2nd meeting)

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Cornelius Boza Edwards 130 lbs lost to Bobby Chacon 130 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12


Notes

  • Boza-Edwards was down in the 2nd round.
  • Chacon cut over left eye in round two.
  • Chacon overcame a 3rd round knockdown and bad cuts over both eyes to floor Boza-Edwards in the 12th.
  • Steele halted the action in both the 7th and 8th rounds to have Chacon's cuts checked by ringside physician, Dr. Flip Holmansky.
  • Fight was named Ring Magazine Fight of the Year.
  • Although Chacon was the reigning WBC Junior Lightweight champion and Boza-Edwards the WBC's number 1 contender, this bout was not sanctioned by the WBC as Chacon had supposedly signed a contract with Don King to fight Hector Camacho first. Chacon would be stripped of the title June 27, 1983 for failing to defend against Camacho.
  • On Thursday May 12th - 3 days before the fight - a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge stopped the fight from taking place with a temporary injunction because of the legal dispute between Chacon and Don King. However, that same day, a three judge California appellate court stayed the injunction and the fight was back on as a non-title fight.
  • Chacon's offer from Don King to fight Hector Camacho was for $210,000. For choosing to defend against his #1 contender, Chacon made $450,000 and Boza-Edwards made $110,000.