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Lupe Pintor vs Alberto Sandoval

Lupe Pintor vs Alberto Sandoval

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

Lupe Pintor
( 41 - 5 - 0 )
Weight: 116 lbs

Alberto Sandoval
( 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.

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