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22 years ago

Sharmba Mitchell vs Pedro Saiz

Sharmba Mitchell vs Pedro Saiz

Date: 6th February 1999

Venue: Convention Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Title: WBA World Super-lightweight Title

Promoted by: Don King Productions

Tv: Showtime

Sharmba Mitchell
( 43 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 140 lbs

Pedro Saiz
( 23 - 4 - 3 )
Weight: 140 lbs


Having won the WBA world super-lightweight title four months earlier in Paris, France against Morrocan Khalid Rahilou, Mitchell, made his first defence against, New York-based Dominican Pedro Saiz in Washington DC, his hometown.

Saiz had very little in his past to suggest that he could upset the slick champion and so it proved as Mitchell went about outboxing his challenger. The fight went the distance and Mitchell picked up a unanimous decision win.

Scores: Paul Artisst 120-105 | Hubert Earle 119-107 | Henk Meijers 116-112.