1977-09-17 Victor Galindez w pts 15 Yaqui Lopez, Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WBA

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1977-09-17 Victor Galindez w pts 15 Yaqui Lopez, Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WBA. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Scorecards: 147-146, 148-146, 146-145. Having great difficulty in dealing with the challenger’s long reach, Galindez (174½) went behind during the opening seven rounds and was badly hurt in the sixth. Beginning his fight-back from the eighth onwards, Galindez continued to have problems, but it was not until the last four rounds that he really got on top as he threw punch after punch at a tiring Lopez (174½). Many of Galindez’s blows were wild and Lopez claimed afterwards that he had been fouled on any number of occasions, especially by rabbit punches.