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Carlos Palomino vs Ryu Sorimachi

Carlos Palomino vs Ryu Sorimachi

Date: 11th February 1978

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Title: WBC World Welterweight Title

Carlos Palomino
( 24 - 1 - 3 )
Weight: 147 lbs

Ryu Sorimachi
( 55 - 9 - 4 )
Weight: 147 lbs


'King' Carlos Palomino made the fifth defence of his WBC World Welterweight Title against Japanese contender Ryu Sorimachi at the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas and put in a commanding performance before knocking out his challenger at 2:03 in round 7.

All three judges had Palomino in a big lead (59-59) at the time of the stoppage.

Palomino went on to make seven defences of the title before losing to Puerto Rican legend Wilfredo Benitez in January 1979.




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