Romeo Anaya vs. Rogelio Lara

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1973-04-28 : Romeo Anaya 118 lbs beat Rogelio Lara 117¼ lbs by SD in round 15 of 15

"In his first defense, Romeo Anaya's left hooks to the head and body brought him the verdict, but Rogelio Lara counter-punched with speed throughout and shook the champion in the 2nd, 4th and 11th rounds. In the 11th, each was staggered during a free-hitting stanza. Both had mouth cuts before the fight was half over. Still, there were no knockdowns in the 15 round battle." -Associated Press

Unofficial scorecards

  • WORLD BOXING - 7-6 Lara
  • L.A. Times - 7-6 Lara
  • Long Beach Press-Telegram - 8-7 Lara
  • UPI - 8-3 Anaya
  • Pasadena Star-News - 8-6 Anaya

Post fight comments

  • "We won the fight, but I will never fight again in this arena. We have been robbed here too many times." -Pancho Rosales, Lara's manager
  • "As for a rematch, no trouble. I'll take it. I'll fight anybody anywhere." -Romeo Anaya