1990-02-03 Pernell Whitaker w pts 12 Freddie Pendleton, Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - IBF/WBC

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1990-02-03 Pernell Whitaker w pts 12 Freddie Pendleton, Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - IBF/WBC. Referee: Randy Neumann. Scorecards: 116-112, 116-112, 117-113. While 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, even controlling the fight at close quarters by the 12th, but it had been a lot closer than many expected.