2002-10-19 Jose Antonio Aguirre w pts 12 Juan Palacios, Rooster Theatre, Villahermosa, Mexico - WBC

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19 October Jose Antonio Aguirre w pts 12 Juan Palacios, Rooster Theatre, Villahermosa, Mexico - WBC. Referee: Jose Medina. Scorecards: 115-112, 115-112, 112-115. Having dropped the challenger in the second round and looking to be well on the way to victory, Aguirre (103½) surprisingly ran out of steam at the halfway stage and had to grit his teeth to hear the final bell. And, with Palacios (105) gradually pegging back the leeway, it turned out be a close call for the champion.