Willie Pastrano vs. Joe Bygraves

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Willie Pastrano 188 lbs beat Joe Bygraves 205 lbs by PTS in round 10 of 10

  • Date: 1958-04-21
  • Location: Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
  • From United Press:

    Willie Pastrano of New Orleans, given the brush-off by world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson, is keeping in shape at the expense of some of Britain's best sluggers. The fourth-ranked contender scored his third victory in a British ring in six months Monday night by outpointing Joe Bygraves, former British Empire Heavyweight champion, in a 10-round bout before an estimated 6,000 fans. Patterson and-or his manager, Cus D'Amato, will not give Pastrano a title shot because Willie is considered a member of the International Boxing Club camp, which the Patterson-D'Amato faction bolted two years ago. Pastrano, who had previously whipped Dick Richardson and Brian London at London, failed to floor Bygraves but remained in command most of the way with clever footwork and a flicking left jab. Bygraves, a native of Jamaica, B.W.I., who now lives in Liverpool, shook loose Pastrano's mouthpiece with a solid blow to the face in the third round but tired badly during the last half of the fight.


    • Pastrano's purse was $14,000.
    • The Associated Press scored the fight seven rounds to three for Pastrano.