1993-09-10 Pernell Whitaker drew 12 Julio Cesar Chavez, Alamo Dome, San Antonio, Texas, USA - WBC
1993-09-10 Pernell Whitaker drew 12 Julio Cesar Chavez, Alamo Dome, San Antonio, Texas, USA - WBC. Referee: Joe Cortez. Scorecards: 115-113, 115-115, 115-115. In front of 60,000 paying customers Whitaker (145) retained his title after drawing with Chavez (142), but following the result it was difficult to find anyone who felt that the latter had come anywhere near getting a draw. And if one of the judges, Mickey Vann, had not taken a point away from Whitaker in the sixth for a low blow at his own discretion the champion would have won, rather than shared the verdict. Although Chavez did reasonably well in the earlier sessions, Whitaker was always around, and from the seventh through the ninth he was firmly in control, avoiding the challenger’s rushes and planting southpaw rights and lefts to head and body from his crouching stance. While the last round saw Whitaker on the run after being thumbed, despite it being Chavez’s best period he never came close to dropping his man.