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This Day August 9, 1980 Alexis Arguello Stops Cornelius Boza-Edwards

Alexis Arguello Stops Cornelius Boza-Edwards This Day August 9, 1980

Arguello seeking a shot at the lightweight crown

 


Alexis Arguello 135½ lbs

Cornelius Boza-Edwards 134½ lbs

TKO in round 8 of 10

Location: Resorts International Hotel & Casino, Superstar Theatre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Referee: Tony Perez

Judge: Charley Spina

Judge: Richard F. Murry

 

After a slow opening, Boza Edwards began to press the fight, while Arguello would make his opponent miss and then counter with short punches. After some close rounds, Arguello began to overwhelm Boza Edwards in round 7 with clean punches. Arguello continued his assault in round 8, and a weary Boza Edwards finished the round on wobbly legs. Boza Edwards would retire in his corner prior to round 9.

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