1972-04-25 Ben Villaflor w pts 15 Alfredo Marcano, Blaisdell Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii - WBA

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1972-04-25 Ben Villaflor w pts 15 Alfredo Marcano, Blaisdell Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii - WBA. Referee: James Scaramozi. Scorecards: 74-64, 74-68, 69-68. In becoming the youngest champion in modern-day history, aged 19, the southpaw Villaflor (128¾) outpunched and outboxed the hard-hitting champion in almost every round bar the seventh and ninth. Piling up the points and catching Marcano (128) with any number of solid blows to head and body, the youngster almost put Marcano away in the 14th, but had to withstand a final charge from the outgoing champion in the final session before sealing victory.

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