Date: 4th January 2003
Venue: DC Armory, Washington DC, USA
Title: IBF World Super-flyweight Title
Promoted by: Don King Productions
Luis Alberto Perez
( 20 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 114 lbs
( 23 - 3 - 1 )
Weight: 115 lbs
Perez wins the IBF World Super-flyweight Title from Venezuelan Machado on a split decision at The DC Armory in Washington DC.
Scores: Paul Artisst 115-112 | Walter Cavalieri 110-117 | Tammye Jenkins 114-113
Machado had a point taken away by referee Kenny Chevalier in the 5th round for a low blow.
The two would meet again 11 months later in a rematch that saw Perez win by a unanimous decision.