On this day 4 June 1994 (Exactly 27 years ago today) Ghana’s Ike Quartey beat Crisanto Espana of Venezuela by technical knockout in round 11 of 12 to for the WBA Welterweight title at the Palais Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Espana was hurt badly by Quartey early in the round, and was only held up from going down by the ropes. The referee stopped the action and administered a mandatory eight count to Espana. Quartey quickly finished off Espana with a flurry, finished off with a right hand that sent Espana down.
As Espana was falling, his corner threw in the towel, and the referee immediately stopped the fight.
At the time of the stoppage one judge had Quartey ahead, one had him behind and a third judge had the fight even
Location: Palais Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Referee: Julio Cesar Alvarado
Judge: Oscar Perez Carbonell 95-95
Judge: Justo Vasquez Marcos 99-95
Judge: Lou Tabat 94-96
By:George ‘Alan Green’ Mahamah