Pernell Whitaker vs. Jorge Paez

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1991-10-05 : Pernell Whitaker 135 lbs beat Jorge Paez 135 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12


  • Whitaker was a 7-1 favorite.
  • Paez was rated #1 by the IBF.
  • Whitaker earned $1 million and Paez received $200,000.
  • Paez suffered a cut over his right eye from a butt in round six. Another butt opened a cut over his left eye in the tenth.
  • Referee Mills Lane deducted a point from Whitaker in the eleventh for pulling Paez's head down.
  • Paez had a point deducted in the final round for punching on the break.
  • Whitaker landed 312 of 895 punches (35%) and Paez connected on 197 of 584 (34%)
  • This was Whitaker's last fight as a lightweight.