Angel Espada vs. Pipino Cuevas (1st meeting)

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1976-07-17 : Pipino Cuevas 145¼ lbs beat Angel Espada 146¼ lbs by TKO at 2:37 in round 2 of 15

  • Location: Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
  • Referee: Larry Rozadilla
  • WBA Welterweight Title


  • Espada was knocked down three times in the second round.
  • Cuevas becomes the youngest person to ever win a welterweight championship at 18 years old.
  • Cuevas would go on to defend his title eleven different times, before losing to Thomas Hearns in 1980.