Classic Mexico Versus Puerto Rico Match (Wilfredo Gomez|Lupe Pintor)

Fight Date – 🗓️December 3rd, 1982
On The Line – WBC Super-Bantamweight Title (Gomez)
Location – The Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Another great match-up took place in this historic rivalry, as Puerto Rican legend 🇵🇷Wilfredo “Bazooka” Gomez (37-1-1, 37KO👊), and Mexican great 🇲🇽Lupe Pintor (49-5-1, 38KO👊) fought a thrilling contest that reached its pinnacle with a 14th round finish. 

Gomez early on took the initiative, and taking it up a notch in the third round for the early portion of the round, when Pintor came storming back to cap the round off, for a round that was rated “Round of the Year” by 🏆Ring-Magazine for its 1982 honors. With constant thrilling back and forth action bringing the 12,000 in attendance at the 🏟️Superdome to a feverish pitch, Gomez would ultimately win the war of attrition and endured Pintor’s heroics to get a memorable stoppage in the 14th round over the proud Mexican warrior to notch another signature victory in his career.


Gomez with this win successfully made the 16th defense of his WBC World Title, and once again cemented his position as an overarching dominant Champion of his weight class.



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