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Hector Camacho vs Vinny Pazienza

Hector Camacho vs Vinny Pazienza

Date: 3rd February 1990

Venue: Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Title: WBO World Super-lightweight Title

Promoted by: Main Events

Hector Camacho
( 36 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 140 lbs

Vinny Pazienza
( 28 - 3 - 0 )
Weight: 138 lbs


Now a three-weight world champion, Camacho met Pazienza at the Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey to defend the WBO world super-lightweight title in had won nearly a year earlier in a vacant title bout with Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini.

Billed as "Put Up or Shut Up," this was a fight between two of the sports larger than life characters.

Pazieinza picked up a cut over each eye during the twelve rounds and although he accused Camacho of using his head referee Tony Perez took a point from Pazienza for butting.

Camacho came away with a comfortable unanimous decision win.

Scores: Richard F Murry 119-109 | John Rupert 115-112 | Jose Salcedo 117-116.

Hector Camacho vs Vinny Pazienza