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1976-01-10 : Ken Norton 220 lbs beat Pedro Osvaldo Lovell 208 lbs by TKO at 1:40 in round 5 of 10
- Location: Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Ferd Hernandez
- This bout was for the NABF Heavyweight Championship and was on national TV.
- Pedro Lovell played Spider Rico in the Rocky (Film) in 1976. Coincidentally, Ken Norton was initially going to play the part of Apollo Creed in Rocky (when Norton pulled out, Carl Weathers was selected). Lovell made a return appearance in the 2006 Rocky Balboa movie as Spider Rico.