International Boxing Hall of Fame member Pepino Cuevas won the World Boxing Association Welterweight World Title after stopping Angel Espada at 2:37 of round two at the Plaza de Toros Calafia in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico on July 17th, 1976. The 18 year old Cuevas scored three knockdowns int he 2nd round to become the youngest (at the time) Welterweight World Champion ever. Cuevas improved to 15-6, 13 KO’s, while the 28 year old Espada dropped to 36-8-4, 20 KO’s.


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