1977-12-10 Carlos Palomino w co 13 (15) Jose Palacios, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC
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), repeatedly landing with 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, when Palacios was caught heavily by a short left-right to the jaw he 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 after collapsing to the floor again he had to receive treatment before leaving the ring.