This Day in Boxing

Pernell Whitaker KOs Juan Nazario This Day August 11, 1990

 

Pernell Whitaker KOs Juan Nazario This Day August 11, 1990 and defends his lightweight crown

 

 

  • Pernell Whitaker 135 lbs
  • Juan Nazario 135 lbs
  • KO at 2:59 in round 1 of 12
  • Location: Caesars Tahoe, Outdoor Arena, Stateline, Nevada, USA
  • Referee: Mills Lane
  • Judge: Patricia Morse Jarman
  • Judge: Dave Moretti
  • Judge: Ray Solis
  • World Boxing Council Lightweight Title (3rd defense by Whitaker)
  • World Boxing Association Lightweight Title (1st defense by Nazario)
  • International Boxing Federation Lightweight Title (5th defense by Whitaker)

 

Notes

Whitaker was a 9-1 favorite.

There was a crowd of 5,500.

Whitaker’s purse was $500,000 and Nazario’s was $450,000.

Nazario was put down for the count with a left to the chin.

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