Date: 9th February 1980
Venue: Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
Title: WBC World Bantamweight Title
Promoted by: Olympic Boxing - Aileen Eaton
Tv: ABC Sports
( 41 - 5 - 0 )
Weight: 116 lbs
( 32 - 3 - 0 )
Weight: 117 1/2 lbs
Pintor made the first defence of the WBC World Bantamweight Title he had won six months earlier from fellow Mexican Carlos Zarate, against Alberto 'Superfly' Sandoval at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
WBC No 10 contender Sandoval must have been confident knowing that Pinter had been beaten in a non-title bout against Manuel Vasquez (20-10-1) four months earlier (L Rtd 5) due to cuts to both eyes.
On the night though, Pintor dominated the Californian after a slow first round, eventually stopping him in the 12th round.