Carlos Palomino vs. Ryu Sorimachi

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Carlos Palomino 147 lbs beat Ryu Sorimachi 147 lbs by KO at 2:03 in round 7 of 15

  • Date: 1978-02-11
  • Location: Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Referee: Ferd Hernandez

"Champion Carlos Palomino used a vicious body attack to weaken Japanese challenger Ryu Sorimachi and then knocked him out with a left hook to the chin at 2:03 of the 7th round of their scheduled 15 round WBC welterweight title fight Saturday. The champion dug into Sorimachi's ribs with a series of punishing blows in the 6th round and Sorimachi was barely able to make it back across the ring to his corner. He spat blood from his mouth and winced as the bell rang for the 7th. Palomino set up Sorimachi by first digging a right hand to the body. He then landed one hook on the side of Sorimachi's head and followed with the left that landed flush on his opponent's chin." -United Press International

  • All three officials had Palomino leading by a score of 59-55 through six completed rounds.
  • Purses - Palomino - $125,000, Sorimachi - $20,000

Post fight comment

  • "When I hit him with the left hook, I knew it was over. When it landed I felt it. My reaction was he wouldn't get up." -Carlos Palomino