1990-05-19 Pernell Whitaker w pts 12 Azumah Nelson, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF/WBC

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1990-05-19 Pernell Whitaker w pts 12 Azumah Nelson, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF/WBC. Referee: Mills Lane. Scorecards: 116-114, 115-113, 116-111. Establishing the way the fight would go right from the opening bell, the champion sent in long southpaw jabs and moved away before Nelson (134) could get his punches off. Whitaker then counter-punched with great accuracy as the Ghanaian stormed forward. It was a case of Nelson chasing shadows for much of the time, apart from a body shot in the sixth which caused Whitaker (135) a fair bit of discomfort, but he was always dangerous and always in the fight as the scorecards suggested.