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Lupe Pintor KOs Johnny Owen This Day September 19, 1980

 

Lupe Pintor KOs Johnny Owen This Day September 19, 1980

 

  • Lupe Pintor 118 lbs
  • Johnny Owen 117½ lbs
  • KO at 2:35 in round 12 of 15
  • Location: Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Referee: Marty Denkin 107-102
  • Judge: Chuck Hassett 105-103
  • Judge: Dick Young 106-102
  • WBC Bantamweight Title

 

Owen was down twice in Round 12. He remained unconscious following the second knockdown. He was removed from the ring on a stretcher and later underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. Owen died almost two months later.

 

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