1991-07-27 Pernell Whitaker w pts 12 Policarpo Diaz, The Scope, Norfolk, Virginia, USA - IBF/WBA/WBC

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1991-07-27 Pernell Whitaker w pts 12 Policarpo Diaz, The Scope, Norfolk, Virginia, USA - IBF/WBA/WBC. Referee: Al Rothenberg. Scorecards: 120-107, 119-107, 119-108. With Diaz (133¾) throwing wild punches off the wrong foot and from funny angles, although the champion was certainly confused for a few rounds by the fifth he was firmly in control as he punished the Spaniard with both hands. There was no doubting Diaz’s toughness as he not only stood up to the punches coming his way but endured three fractured ribs, a damaged liver and a dislocated finger on his right hand before the fight was over. In the final session, Diaz was still dangerous, especially with his head, and he twice butted Whitaker (135) and threw him down before the bell brought matters to a halt.

[Category: 1991 Lightweight Title Contests]]