2002-10-12 Antonio Margarito w pts 12 Danny Perez, Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, USA - WBO
2002-10-12 Antonio Margarito w pts 12 Danny Perez, Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, USA - WBO. Referee: Jon Schorle. Scorecards: 120-108, 118-110, 120-108. Although Perez (145½) gave it his best shot and proved to be a plucky challenger, Margarito (146½) never once relaxed his hold on the title and walked to a shutout victory. Both men concentrated on the left jab, but while Margarito scored again and again and followed through with left hooks to head and body, Perez found his route normally blocked off and was too one-paced. By the sixth, Perez was almost out of ideas and Margarito was unrelenting when working up and down with hooks and hard rights to the head. Several times Perez looked as though he was going to go, especially in the 11th when he was caught heavily, but he remained on his feet to hear the final bell.