1978-03-18 Carlos Palomino w rsc 9 (15) Mimoun Mohatar, Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC
1978-03-18 Carlos Palomino w rsc 9 (15) Mimoun Mohatar, Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Charles Roth. Defending his title for the second time in five weeks, Palomino (147) allowed Mohatar (145¼) to make the early running before dropping him with a left hook to the jaw in the fourth round. Decked for the first time in his career Mohatar was up at ‘eight’, but from there on in he would be under constant pressure as Palomino worked on the body, and towards the end of the eighth it appeared that the Moroccan was almost through for the night. Coming out for the ninth against his better judgement, Mohatar was quickly dropped, following lefts and rights to the head, and after getting up the referee stopped the bout 57 seconds into the session.