1990-02-03 Pernell Whitaker w pts 12 Freddie Pendleton, Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - IBF/WBC
1990-02-03 Pernell Whitaker w pts 12 Fred Pendleton, Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - IBF/WBC. Referee: Randy Neumann. Scorecards: 116-112, 116-112, 117-113. Despite piling up the points with lightning quick southpaw jabs and lefts before slipping away, the champion always had to be alert to the damage Pendleton (135) could do if he connected with the right hand. Chasing Whitaker (134) throughout, despite scoring with the occasional left, Pendleton was always looking to get in solid rights and in the second and 11th rounds he shook his rival up with such punches. Not one to hang around and wait, Whitaker was soon on his bike and by the 12th he was even controlling the fight at close quarters, but it had been a lot closer than many expected.
[Category: 1990 Lightweight Title Contests]]