1965-01-18 Carlos Hernandez w pts 15 Eddie Perkins, New Circus Bullring, Caracas, Venezuela - WBA/WBC

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1965-01-18 Carlos Hernandez w pts 15 Eddie Perkins, New Circus Bullring, Caracas, Venezuela - WBA/WBC. Referee: Henry Armstrong. Scorecards: 143-142, 146-143, 129-150. Continually defending his title on away soil finally proved too much for Perkins (140), who was deemed to have lost the contest after the two Venezuelan judges scored against him despite the referee having him win by a wide margin on his card. At the halfway stage, Perkins seemed well in front and even though Hernandez (139½) came back with long lefts and rights, especially to the body, the former remained in control. There was no doubt that Hernandez’ driving finish would have influenced the judges to some degree, but following the fight the former three-weight world champion referee claimed that it was the most brazen demonstration of partiality he had ever witnessed.

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