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Miguel Canto vs Antonio Avelar

Miguel Canto vs Antonio Avelar

Date: 10th February 1979

Venue: Parque Carta Clara, Merida, Yucatán, Mexico

Title: WBC World Flyweight Title

Miguel Canto
( 56 - 4 - 3 )
Weight: 111 1/2 lbs

Antonio Avelar
( 19 - 7 - 1 )
Weight: 112 lbs


WBC World Flyweight Champion Miguel Canto made the fourteenth defence of his title against fellow Mexican Antonio Avelar, winning by unanimous decision.

Scores: Ray Solis 148-141 | Jose M Escalante 146-141 | Joaquin Jimenez | 149-144.

Canto would lose his title in his next bout in South Korea against Chan Hee Park. The pair would fight to a 15 round draw six months later.

Canto never held a world title again.




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