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1996-04-12 [[Pernell Whitaker]] w pts 12 [[Wilfredo Rivera]], Atlantis Casino, St Maarten, Dutch Antilles - WBC. Referee: Larry O’Connell. Scorecards: 116-111, 115-113, 112-115. Although he dominated early on this was a poor performance by the champion as Rivera (147) gave him problems when switching from orthodox to southpaw and finishing the stronger. Following a clash of heads in the third round, Whitaker (147) was left with a swelling over the left eye and Rivera with a cut on his forehead, and as the fight wore on the latter began to catch the champion with solid blows without ever giving him grief. However, it was not a great performance by Whitaker’s high standards and the eye damage obviously concerned him, but he made sure of winning by just doing enough.   
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1996-04-12 [[Pernell Whitaker]] w pts 12 [[Wilfredo Rivera]], Atlantis Casino, St Maarten, Dutch Antilles - WBC. Referee: Larry O’Connell. Scorecards: 116-111, 115-113, 112-115. Although he dominated early on this was a poor performance by the champion, Rivera (147) giving him problems when switching from orthodox to southpaw and finishing the stronger. Following a clash of heads in the third round Whitaker (147) was left with a swelling over the left eye and Rivera with a cut on his forehead, and as the fight wore on the latter began to catch the champion with solid blows without ever giving him grief. However, it was not a great performance by Whitaker’s high standards, the eye damage obviously concerning him, but he made sure of winning by just doing enough.   
  
 
[[Category: 1996 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1996 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Welterweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Welterweight Division]]

Latest revision as of 10:41, 7 June 2013

1996-04-12 Pernell Whitaker w pts 12 Wilfredo Rivera, Atlantis Casino, St Maarten, Dutch Antilles - WBC. Referee: Larry O’Connell. Scorecards: 116-111, 115-113, 112-115. Although he dominated early on this was a poor performance by the champion, Rivera (147) giving him problems when switching from orthodox to southpaw and finishing the stronger. Following a clash of heads in the third round Whitaker (147) was left with a swelling over the left eye and Rivera with a cut on his forehead, and as the fight wore on the latter began to catch the champion with solid blows without ever giving him grief. However, it was not a great performance by Whitaker’s high standards, the eye damage obviously concerning him, but he made sure of winning by just doing enough.