Joel Casamayor vs. Jose Armando Santa Cruz
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2007-11-10 : Joel Casamayor 134 lbs beat Jose Armando Santa Cruz 134¾ lbs by SD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
- Referee: Steve Smoger
- Judge: Frank Lombardi 114-113
- Judge: Ron McNair 114-113
- Judge: Tony Paolillo 113-114
- This was a very controversial decision. Ringside observers felt that this was the worst decision of the year (The Boxing Times article).
- The Associated Press scored it 117-109 for Santa Cruz. ESPN's Dan Rafael scored it 119-108 in favor of Santa Cruz and referred to it as the "single worst decision I have ever seen period in my life."
- Santa Cruz caught Casamayor with a short counter that sent him down in the first round.
- Casamayor defends his Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championship.