Migeul De Oliveira -
From February 1974 thru May 1975
Following the 'second bad decision' versus Koichi Wajima, Miguel returned to Brazil
to score '6' more wins and (4 KO's) to improve to 41-1-1 (28 KO's) and re-establish
his #1 WBC Light-Middleweight ranking.
April 1975, the WBC declared the Light-Middleweight Championship 'vacant' when Champion
Koichi Wajima refused to fight #1 Challenger Miguel De Oliveira a 'third time'.
On Wednesady Night - May 5, 1975
At the Stade Louis II Stadium in Monte Carlo, and in front of 18,000 fans.
#1 WBC - the 27 1/2 year-old Brazilian - Miguel De Oliveira 41-1-1 (28 KO's) won a clear-cut
15-Round Unanimous Decision over the #2 WBC - the 29 year-old Spaniard - Jose Manuel Duran 55-3-7 (21 KO's)
to win the 'vacant' WBC Light-Middleweight Championship.
* 149-146 (4-1-10 in Rounds)
* 149-143 (7-1-7 in Rounds)
* 147-142 (8-3-4 in Rounds)
Fight Purse........Miguel De Oliveira..... $40,000 (U.S. Dollars)
Fight Purse........Jose Manuel Duran.... $40,000 (U.S. Dollars)
Note; The fight purse's were 'standard' gurantee amounts.