1985-06-06 Barry McGuigan w pts 15 Eusebio Pedroza, Loftus Road Stadium, Shepherds Bush, London, England - WBA
1985-06-06 Barry McGuigan w pts 15 Eusebio Pedroza, Loftus Road Stadium, Shepherds Bush, London, England - WBA. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Scorecards: 148-138, 149-139, 147-140. Arguably the greatest performance in a British ring by a British fighter since Randy Turpin beat the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson, McGuigan (125¾) ripped the title from the excellent Pedroza (126) with a brilliant display of box-fighting that had 26,000 fans at the Queen’s Park Rangers football ground cheering wildly throughout the 15 rounds. Fairly well balanced until the seventh, McGuigan dropped the champion for ‘three’ after landing a solid right and from then on began to dominate, his speed and variety puzzling Pedroza. Badly hurt in both the ninth and 13th rounds, the brave champion continued to jab and counter right up to the final bell, having held his boxing together against all odds.