1978-11-11 Hugo Corro w pts 15 Rodrigo Valdez, Luna Park Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - WORLD

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1978-11-11 Hugo Corro w pts 15 Rodrigo Valdez, Luna Park Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - WORLD. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Scorecards: 149-140, 150-143, 150-140. Using hit-and-run tactics, the champion piled up the points against Valdez (158¾), who never looked like regaining his title with his rival being far too quick and elusive for him. Apart from landing a few heavy shots spasmodically, Valdez was always running second best as Corro (159¼) rarely missed with accurate jabs and hooks to the head and body without taking any risks. Not the fighter he once was, Valdez retired shortly afterwards before coming back to have two meaningless fights in 1980.

For Corro, Vito Antuofermo would be next. Having beaten Bennie Briscoe and Willie Warren earlier in the year, Antuofermo deserved a shot at the title, but had to wait as the match was postponed several times after Corro’s badly damaged ankle, which happened in training, failed to respond to treatment. Afterwards, Corro stated that if he had been fighting either Marvin Hagler or Alan Minter he would have called the fight off until the ankle was completely okay.