Jeff Chandler Loses to Oscar Muniz This Day July 23, 1983
- Jeff Chandler 121¾ lbs
- Oscar Muniz 121¾ lbs
- SD in round 10 of 10
- Location: Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
- Referee: Larry Hazzard
- Judge: Frank Brunette 5-4
- Judge: Tom Kaczmarek 4-5
- Judge: Phil Newman 4-5
Jeff Chandler, the World Boxing Association bantamweight champion, suffered the first defeat of his career, losing to unranked Oscar Muniz on a split decision in a 10-round non-title, super-bantamweight bout at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Chandler (31-1-2), of Philadelphia, led with his left jab and allowed Muniz (35-3-3) of Pico Rivera, Calif., to land hard right shots to the body and head from close range.
Muniz, bleeding from two cuts around the left eye for eight rounds, won 5-4-1 on the scorecards of Judges Tom Kaczmarek and Phil Newman. Judge Frank Brunette scored it 5-4-1 for Chandler. Each fighter weighed 121 3/4 pounds.
Chandler, who is not ranked as a super bantamweight, said he will continue to pursue the 122-pound title because he has trouble making the 118-pound bantamweight limit. Chandler took the fight on one-week’s notice and was paid $100,000.