1987-02-03 Bernardo Pinango w pts 15 Frankie Duarte, Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBA

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1987-02-03 Bernardo Pinango w pts 15 Frankie Duarte, Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBA. Referee: Hubert Earle. Scorecards: 142-141, 143-140, 145-140. Coming back from a three-year absence due to drug and alcohol abuse, Duarte (117¾) put up a game performance. Having been cut over the right eye in the third, and over the left eye in the tenth, Duarte floored Pinango (118) in the 12th and gave him all kinds of problems. The trouble for the champion was that although he gained points through good work in attack and defence he was deducted three points for low blows, which made the contest appear closer than it was.

Due to defend against Takuya Muguruma, Pinango decided to retire just two weeks before the fight, being replaced by his stablemate, Azael Moran, at short notice.