1982-11-06 Eleoncio Mercedes w pts 15 Freddy Castillo, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC

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1982-11-06 Eleoncio Mercedes w pts 15 Freddy Castillo, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: Larry Rozadilla. Scorecards: 145-140, 145-139, 143-144. A gruelling affair saw Mercedes (111¼), who proved he could switch when required, first outbox and then outfight the slugging Castillo (111) to walk off with a well-deserved victory and the title. There were no knockdowns, but both men were shaken up at times.