1978.- American Marvin Johnson defeated Croatian Mate Parlov by TKO in the 12th round. With this victory he conquered the WBC light heavyweight championship. It was at the Palazzo de lo Sport in Marsala, Sicilia, Italy. The Referee was Roland Dakin. He stopped the action at two minutes and 23 seconds. I t was a battle of southpaws and of Olympic medal winners from the Munich 1972 Games. Parlov had conquered the gold medal, while Johnson won the bronze medal in the light heavyweight division.
1995.- The Ghanaian "Professor" Azumah Nelson, one of the greatest African boxers of all time, retained his WBC super featherweightchampionship, knocking out Gabriel Ruelas in the fifth round. The fight was at the Fantasy Spring Casino in Indio, California. It ended at 1:20seconds. The Referee was Marty Denkin. The Judges were Carol Castilian, Daniel Van de Wiele and Angel Luis Guzman.