1977-05-15 Luis Estaba w pts 15 Rafael Pedroza, New Circus Bullring, Caracas, Venezuela - WBC
1977-05-15 Luis Estaba w pts 15 Rafael Pedroza, New Circus Bullring, Caracas, Venezuela - WBC. Referee: Ismael Quinones-Falu. Scorecards: 148-136, 146-141, 146-144. Making his seventh defence, Estaba (107) comfortably retained his title regardless of the fact that one of the judges appeared to favour Pedroza in several rounds. There was no doubting that Pedroza (107¾) carried a heavy dig, having stopped ten of his 13 previous opponents while remaining unbeaten, but he failed to do enough on the scoring front when constantly trying to turn the fight with one punch. Having been out of action since the previous November with an injured hand, Estaba attacked non-stop from the ninth, and although unable to drop Pedroza he did more than enough to win handsomely.