1977-06-14 Carlos Palomino w co 11 (15) Dave Boy Green, The Arena, Wembley, London, England - WBC
1977-06-14 Carlos Palomino w co 11 (15) Dave Boy Green, The Arena, Wembley, London, England - WBC. Referee: James Brimmell. Despite giving it his best shot, the challenger finally succumbed in the 11th round to the better quality coming from Palomino (147). However, up until the tenth when his left eye suddenly started to close, Green (146¾) had pressed Palomino all the way with his long punches, and in the eighth after the latter was cut over the left eye he even sensed victory. Although he was cut over the right eye in the ninth, Palomino was beginning to reassert himself, firing in uppercuts from both hands and solid hooks and jabs, and at 2.05 of the 11th Green was counted out after being flattened by a crashing left hook, which he later admitted he never saw coming. Green had given one of the greatest displays of indomitable courage seen in a British ring, and at times Palomino was almost done for before showing why he was the champion.