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On at the present time: Thomas Hearns outsmarts Wilfred Benitez, Gomez stops Pintor in a classic

On at the present time: Thomas Hearns outsmarts Wilfred Benitez, Gomez stops Pintor in a classic

Hearns (left) rocks Benitez. picture from The Ring archive
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On December 3, 1982 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, Thomas Hearns snared his second divisional championship, the WBC 154-pound title, at the rate of fellow superb Wilfred Benitez. “The Hitman” scored an legitimate knockdown and became on the end of a enormously dubious one earlier than securing a 15-circular majority determination. In certainty, Hearns looked as if it would have received the bout with room to spare. The fight of the nighttime, despite the fact, turned into a Puerto Rico-Mexico clash between WBC junior featherweight titleholder Wilfredo Gomez and Lupe Pintor, who’d vacated his WBC 118-pound strap and moved north. It doesn’t get tons more suitable than this. The third session was voted The Ring magazine circular of the 12 months and both warriors fought their hearts out in a wonderful come upon. Gomez prevailed by means of 14th-round stoppage.

Pintor cracks Gomez. picture from The Ring archive

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