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Barry McGuigan Beats Eusebio Pedroza This Day June 8, 1985 Wins Featherweight Crown

 

Barry McGuigan Beats Eusebio Pedroza This Day June 8, 1985 Wins Featherweight Crown

 

  • Barry McGuigan 125¾ lbs
  • Eusebio Pedroza 126 lbs
  • UD in round 15 of 15
  • Location: Loftus Road Stadium, Shepherd’s Bush, London, United Kingdom
  • Referee: Stanley Christodoulou 148-138
  • Judge: Fernando Viso 147-140
  • Judge: Ove Ovesen 149-139
  • World Boxing Association Featherweight Championship (20th defense by Pedroza)

 

Notes:

Pedroza’s purse was over $1 million, and McGuigan’s was $100,000.

There was a crowd of 26,000.

McGuigan’s father, Pat McGuigan, sang “Danny Boy” in the ring before the fight.

Pedroza had been champion since April 1978 and had successfully defended the title nineteen times.

McGuigan floored Pedroza in the seventh round.

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