Greg Haugen vs. Pernell Whitaker
Pernell Whitaker gets his second chance at a world title when Greg Haugen comes to his hometown to defend the IBF Lightweight Championship. This time, Whitaker goes on the offensive all twelve rounds, out boxing Haugen in the center of the ring and punishing him against the ropes. A left hand from Whitaker sends Haugen to his hands and knees in the sixth round for the first knockdown of the champion's career. Whitaker finishes strong down the stretch, pitching a virtual shutout and winning by a wide unanimous decision on the scorecards.