Carlos Palomino vs. Mike Avans

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1976-02-12 : Carlos Palomino 145 lbs beat Mike Avans 151 lbs by UD in round 10 of 10

  • Location: Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA

"Carlos Palomino, the world's No. 8 ranked welterweight battered Mike Avans, the middleweight champion of Arizona through 10 rounds to a unanimous decision before 3,000 spectators at the Olympic Auditorium Thursday night. There never was any doubt who would win the fight. But, Palomino was frustrated that he couldn't finish his man, despite pounding him at will with combinations to the body and head and staggering him as early as the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Several times he returned to his corner shaking his head." -Long Beach Independent Press Telegram

  • Palomino won a 10-0 shutout on all three official scorecards.
  • Unofficial Press-Telegram scorecard - 11-1 Palomino

Post fight comments

  • "I hit him with so many punches I began to wonder about myself." -Carlos Palomino
  • "The last three rounds I was just trying to hold on." -Mike Avans