1977-01-22 Carlos Palomino w rsc 15 (15) Armando Muniz, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC
1977-01-22 Carlos Palomino w rsc 15 (15) Armando Muniz, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: John Thomas. Making his first defence after two postponements due to injuries, Palomino (146½) got off to a poor start when he was dropped by a left hook just before the end of the first before falling behind during the opening four rounds. Although he was being roughed at close quarters by Muniz (147), the champion got himself into gear in the fifth when keeping at range and punching with added authority. Having come back strongly in the 12th for a couple of sessions Muniz then began to weaken, and in the 15th he was dropped by a right cross-left hook combination. After taking the ‘eight’ count, Muniz was set upon by Palomino who bombarded him from both hands until the referee stopped it at 2.26 when he was in a helpless condition.