1984-03-31 Wilfredo Gomez w pts 12 Juan Laporte, Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBC

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1984-03-31 Wilfredo Gomez w pts 12 Juan Laporte, Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBC. Referee: Octavio Meyran. Scorecards: 118-110, 119-113, 117-111. Making a fair start, the defending champion was well in the fight for five rounds, throwing good right hands, before Gomez (125) began to take control with steady barrages to force his rival on to the back foot. Laporte (125½) made a stand in the 11th session to get some of his own punches off, but it was clear that Gomez had been pacing himself as he came back with more big punches in the 12th, the result being a formality. Both men finished with damaged hands and Laporte sported a right eye that was almost closed.   
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1984-03-31 [[Wilfredo Gomez]] w pts 12 [[Juan Laporte]], Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBC. Referee: Octavio Meyran. Scorecards: 118-110, 119-113, 117-111. Making a fair start, the defending champion was well in the fight for five rounds, throwing good right hands, before Gomez (125) began to take control with steady barrages to force his rival on to the back foot. Laporte (125½) made a stand in the 11th session to get some of his own punches off, but it was clear that Gomez had been pacing himself as he came back with more big punches in the 12th, the result being a formality. Both men finished with damaged hands and Laporte sported a right eye that was almost closed.   
  
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1984-03-31 Wilfredo Gomez w pts 12 Juan Laporte, Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBC. Referee: Octavio Meyran. Scorecards: 118-110, 119-113, 117-111. Making a fair start, the defending champion was well in the fight for five rounds, throwing good right hands, before Gomez (125) began to take control with steady barrages to force his rival on to the back foot. Laporte (125½) made a stand in the 11th session to get some of his own punches off, but it was clear that Gomez had been pacing himself as he came back with more big punches in the 12th, the result being a formality. Both men finished with damaged hands and Laporte sported a right eye that was almost closed.

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