2002-11-09 Paul Spadafora w pts 12 Dennis Holbaek Pedersen, Mountaineer Race Track & Casino, Chester, West Virginia, USA - IBF
2002-11-09 Paul Spadafora w pts 12 Dennis Holbaek Pedersen, Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Casino, Chester, West Virginia, USA - IBF. Referee: Cranston Johnson. Scorecards: 117-111, 117-111, 118-110. Turning in yet another lacklustre performance, Spadafora (135) outscored a challenger who hadn’t fought in 18 months and whose best days were behind him. Virtually from the start it was clear how the contest would go as Spadafora quickly got his southpaw jab going and threw the occasional left hand, while Holbaek Pedersen (134½) followed him around trying to get into range. In the fourth, Holbaek Pedersen actually hurt Spadafora with a solid right hook which nearly put the latter down, but that was the closest he came to scoring an upset. It was all Spadafora after that as he cruised to another passionless victory.
[Category: 2002 Lightweight Title Contests]]