Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Meldrick Taylor 1
March 17, 1990
On this day in fistiana in Las Vegas, Meldrick Taylor was stopped with just two seconds left to go in a brilliant fight he was winning against Julio Cesar Chavez. Eternally controversial, referee Richard Steele likely made the right choice considering the immense amount of punishment Taylor had endured. A referee does not concern himself with the time left in the round, his concern is the condition of the fighter and say what you will, Taylor was in rough shape when he got to his feet.