1972-08-19 Ernesto Marcel w pts l5 Antonio Gomez, Cesar Giron Bullring, Maracay, Venezuela - WBA

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1972-08-19 Ernesto Marcel w pts l5 Antonio Gomez, Cesar Giron Bullring, Maracay, Venezuela - WBA. Referee: Luis Sulbaran. Scorecards: 148-142, 148-142, 146-146. Seemingly at a loss as to how to deal with Marcel (126), the listless champion allowed the Panamanian to dictate the fight. Although Marcel attacked throughout, often swarming all over Gomez (125) and throwing plenty of punches, in lacking the power required to finish early he had to settle for a majority points win after one of the judges could not part the two men.