1979-12-15 Ricardo Cardona w pts 15 Sergio Palma, The Bullring, Barranquilla, Colombia - WBA

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1979-12-15 Ricardo Cardona w pts 15 Sergio Palma, The Bullring, Barranquilla, Colombia - WBA. Referee: Waldemar Schmidt. Scorecards: 145-141, 146-145, 147-145. Making his fifth successful defence, Cardona (122) got off to a great start, scoring with jabs and short counters to take a good lead into the final third until tiring. It was then that the tough Palma (122) made his charge, especially in the final two rounds, as he drove Cardona around the ring in one last effort to claw back the points.