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Bernardo Pinango vs Frankie Duarte

Bernardo Pinango vs Frankie Duarte

Date: 3rd February 1987

Venue: Forum, Inglewood, California, USA

Title: WBA World Bantamweight Title

Promoted by: Goossen Boxing, Forum Boxing

Tv: CBS Sports

Bernardo Pinango
( 20 - 2 - 2 )
Weight: 118 lbs

Frankie Duarte
( 41 - 6 - 1 )
Weight: 117 3/4 lbs


Venezuela's WBA world bantamweight champion Bernardo Pinango made the third defence of the title he won from Gaby Canizales eight months earlier at the Forum in Inglewood, California against Frankie Duarte from nearby Venice, California.

The champion won by unanimous decision over the 15 round championship distance in an entertaining fight.

Scores: Rodolfo Hill 143-140 | Juan Maio 145-140 | Roberto Ramirez Sr 142-141.

After this fight, Pinango vacated the title to fight for the WBA world super-bantamweight which he won from Julio Gervacio in February 1988.

Bernardo Pinango vs Frankie Duarte