Pernell Whitaker vs. Azumah Nelson

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1990-05-19 : Pernell Whitaker 135 lbs beat Azumah Nelson 134 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12


  • Whitaker was a 3-1 favorite.
  • The fight took place at the Caesars Palace Sports Pavilion.
  • In the final round, Whitaker lifted Nelson's leg with his right and tapped him on the head with his left. Referee Mills Lane was not amused and deducted a point from Whitaker.
  • Whitaker landed 464 of 989 punches (47%) and Nelson connected on 179 of 739 (24%).
  • Unofficial AP scorecard: 117-110 Whitaker