1977-12-10 Carlos Palomino w co 13 (15) Jose Palacios, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC

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1977-12-10 Carlos Palomino w co 13 (15) Jose Palacios, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: John Thomas. Making his fourth defence in 1977, Palomino (147) was always in command against Palacios (146½) and repeatedly got in fast punches from both hands despite the challenger’s reach advantage. In trouble in the third and ninth rounds, Palacios came back well in the tenth to hurt Palomino with a heavy right, but that would be his final shout. After tearing in to Palomino at the start of the 13th, Palacios was caught heavily by a short left-right to the jaw and went down to be counted out after 49 seconds of the session. Palacios made a great effort to get his feet in time to beat the count, but collapsed to the floor again and had to receive treatment before leaving the ring.