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)
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.