Posts Tagged ‘Las Vegas’

In a battle of undefeated Heavyweight Champions, International Boxing Hall of Famer “Iron” Mike Tyson unified the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association, and International Boxing Federation World titles after winning a 12 round unanimous decision over Tony Tucker by the scores of 119-111, 118-113, and 117-112 at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 1st, 1987. The 21 year old Tyson improved to 31-0, 27 KO’s, while the 28 year old Tucker dropped to 34-1, 29 KO’s.

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International Boxing hall of fame member Lupe Pintor made the sixth defense of his World Boxing Council Bantamweight Championship after stopping Jovito Rengifo at 1:21 of round eight at the Showboat Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 26th, 1981. The 26 year old Pintor trailed on two of the scorecards, 66-67 twice and led on the third 67-66 at the time of the stoppage and improved to 46-5-1, 36 KO’s. The 24 year old Rengifo dropped to 28-3, 14 KO’s.

International Boxing Hall of Fame member Michael “Jinx” Spinks won the World Boxing Association Light Heavyweight World Championship after winning a 15 round unanimous decision over Eddie Mustafa Muhammad by the scores of 146-138, 145-139, and 144-140 at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 18th, 1981. The 29 year old Muhammad was making his third defense of the title and fell to 38-5-1, 32 KO’s. The 24 year old Spinks improved to 18-0, 11 KO’s.