1994-04-09 Pernell Whitaker w pts 12 Santos Cardona, The Scope, Norfolk, Virginia, USA - WBC

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1994-04-09 Pernell Whitaker w pts 12 Santos Cardona, The Scope, Norfolk, Virginia, USA - WBC. Referee: Al Rothenberg. Scorecards: 119-109, 119-111, 119-109. Easily winning the battle of the jabs, the southpaw champion put on a great display against the very good Cardona (146½), and despite having to take the occasional solid right hand he never once looked like losing his title. Although his left eye began to swell in the sixth, Whitaker (147) kept on pumping in the right leads followed by sharp lefts. By the 11th Cardona was stumbling around the ring, seemingly lost. With the right lead continuing to find its mark, at the final bell Cardona was still there bravely doing his best, which unfortunately for him had not been good enough.