1978-04-22 Hugo Corro w pts 15 Rodrigo Valdez, Ariston Theatre, San Remo, Italy - WORLD
1978-04-22 Hugo Corro w pts 15 Rodrigo Valdez, Ariston Theatre, San Remo, Italy - WORLD. Referee: Angelo Poletti. Scorecards: 148-145, 147-144, 147-144. In what was one of the division’s biggest ever upsets, Corro (159¾) boxed defensively for the opening nine rounds before coming on strongly to take all the remaining sessions, countering well and beating the champion to the punch repeatedly. There were no knockdowns and although Valdez (159¼) scored with heavy blows sporadically and stalked his man continuously he was unable to do any real damage. In the latter stages, looking ringworn, Valdez was badly shaken up in the 13th and from there on in he failed to show.