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Robert Hines vs Darrin Van Horn

Robert Hines vs Darrin Van Horn

Date: 5th February 1989

Venue: Trump Castle, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Title: IBF World Super-welterweight Title

Promoted by: Peltz Boxing Promotions Inc

Tv: ABC Sports

Robert Hines
( 24 - 1 - 1 )
Weight: 153 lbs

Darrin Van Horn
( 39 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 153 1/4 lbs

Robert Hines shocked the boxing world when he got up from knockdowns in the 2nd and 3rd rounds to outpoint Mathew Hilton (29-0-0) for the Canadian's IBF world super-welterweight title in November 1988. Three months later he defended the title for the first time against Darrin van Horn (39-0-0) at the Trump Castle in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The 20-year-old Van Horn from Lexington, Kentucky boxed an intelligent fight using a quick jab and good footwork to pile the points up and win the title with a unanimous points decision.

Scores: Rocky Castellani 118-111 | Chuck Giampa 116-112 | Gary Merritt 118-110.  

Robert Hines vs Darrin Van Horn

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