1978-05-27 Carlos Palomino w pts 15 Armando Muniz, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC
1978-05-27 Carlos Palomino w pts 15 Armando Muniz, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: Rudy Ortega. Scorecards: 148-141, 148-139, 145-142. It was no surprise that Muniz (146) took the opening three rounds as Palomino (147) started slowly, but by the fifth the champion had begun to go up through the gears. From thereon Palomino was in control, landing from head to body without too much coming back, and although Muniz continued to bore in his attacks became more and more ineffectual. In the last couple of sessions it seemed as though Muniz was fighting from memory, but despite Palomino firing in punches from both hands the challenger held out to the final bell. If Palomino’s punches lacked zip in the latter stages it was mainly down to the fact that he had fractured his left hand around the halfway mark.