El Paso: Mexico's unbeaten Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr stopped Irish southpaw Andy Lee in the seventh round on Saturday to keep his World Boxing Council middleweight title and win his 23rd fight in a row.
Referee Laurence Cole stopped the bout at 2:21 of the seventh round as Chavez, nagged by leg cramps throughout the fight, inflicted a pounding to the head and body of Lee with no punches being thrown in response.
"I would have knocked him out earlier if it wasn't for my legs," Chavez said. "From the first round my legs were bothering me. It was cramps. That's why I was standing up so straight. But I got the victory."