Boxing History, Latino

Salvador Sanchez KOs Wilfredo Gomez This Day August 21, 1981 Retains Featherweight Crown

Salvador Sanchez KOs Wilfredo Gomez This Day August 21, 1981 Retains Featherweight Crown

 

 

 

 

  • Salvador Sanchez 126 lbs
  • Wilfredo Gomez 126 lbs
  • TKO at 2:09 in round 8 of 15
  • Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Referee: Carlos Padilla
  • Judge: Duane Ford 67-65
  • Judge: Henry Elesperu 67-66
  • Judge: Chuck Minker 67-65
  • Inspector: Ray Tennison

WBC Featherweight Title (6th defense by Sanchez)

 

 

notes:

Sanchez reportedly received $750,000 and Gomez $500,000.

The fight was shown on closed circuit television.

There was a capacity crowd of nearly 5,000 at the Caesars Palace Sports Pavilion.

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