1986-06-04 Bernardo Pinango w pts 15 Gaby Canizales, Byrne Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA - WBA

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1986-06-04 Bernardo Pinango w pts 15 Gaby Canizales, Byrne Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA - WBA. Referee: Joe Cortez. Scorecards: 147-138, 148-144, 146-142. It was hard to believe that this was the same man who defeated Richie Sandoval as Canizales (118), who finished with both eyes badly damaged, went down almost without a struggle against Pinango (118), who came home a comfortable winner. Jabbing and hooking well, the challenger, a silver medallist in the 1980 Olympics, took all that Canizales had to offer before storming to victory, his long-armed punching from both hands being especially effective.