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Michael Carbajal vs Marcos Pacheco

Michael Carbajal vs Marcos Pacheco

Date: 15th February 1992

Venue: Civic Plaza, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Title: IBF World Light-flyweight Title

Promoted by: Top Rank

Tv: ABC Sports

Michael Carbajal
( 22 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 107 lbs

Marcos Pacheco
( 23 - 3 - 1 )
Weight: 107 lbs


Making the fifth defence of his IBF World Light-flyweight title in his hometown, Phoenix, Arizona, Michael Carbajal faced tough Mexican challenger Marcos Pacheco.

Carbajal had won the title from Thailand's Muangchai Kittikasem nineteen months earlier at the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. This was the then 22-year-old Carbajal's first world title. He would go on to hold the WBC, IBF, and WBO light-flyweight titles during his ten-year career.

Marcos Pacheco was fighting outside his native Mexico for the first time in his career. He had gone the distance with former WBC, and future WBO world Light-flyweight champion Melchor Cob Castro in June 1990 but he had otherwise fought mainly lower-level opposition in his 23-3-1 career.

While Carbajal dominated the fight, Pacheco put in a good performance, lasting to hear the final bell.

Scores: Joe Garcia 116-111 | Hector Hernandez Vilchis 117-113 | Lucien Joubert 117-110.

 




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