Pernell Whitaker vs. Diosbelys Hurtado

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Pernell Whitaker vs. Diosbelys Hurtado
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Date: 
Friday, January 24, 1997
Location: 
Atlantic City, NJ
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
147
Titles at Stake: 
WBC Welterweight Championship
Referee: 
Arthur Mercante Jr.

Official Judging
Sergio Silvi 91 - 96
Lazaro Carrasco 92 - 94
John Stewart 92 - 93

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WBC Welterweight Champion Pernell Whitaker scores a dramatic come-from-behind knockout against undefeated Diosbelys Hurtado. Hurtado shockingly drops Whitaker on his behind with the first punch of the fight. He later appears to score another knockdown when Whitaker's knee hits the canvas during an exchange in the fifth, but Referee Arthur Mercante Jr. misses it and instead prematurely docks Hurtado a point for leaning on Whitaker and hitting him. Hurtado gets the point back when he drops Whitaker to a knee with a left hook in the sixth. He wobbles Whitaker twice in the seventh but loses another point for hitting behind the head. Whitaker loses a point for the same infraction in the ninth as Mercante continues to overofficiate the bout. Down on all three scorecards and needing a knockout to save his title and a big payday against Oscar De La Hoya, Whitaker hurts Hurtado with a left hand in the eleventh round. He continues to pound the challenger until Hurtado collapses, sprawled out between the ropes, and Mercante stops the fight without counting.




Fan Cards: Pernell Whitaker vs. Diosbelys Hurtado


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
8
9
9
10
9
8
9
10
8
9
89
DIOSBELYS HURTADO
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
96


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
8
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
8
9
88
DIOSBELYS HURTADO
10
10
10
10
8
10
9
10
10
10
97


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
9
9
9
10
10
8
9
10
9
9
92
DIOSBELYS HURTADO
10
10
10
9
8
10
9
9
9
10
94


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
8
9
10
9
9
8
9
10
9
9
90
DIOSBELYS HURTADO
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
95


Comments

rorschach's picture

I remember not being able to believe Whitaker was getting beat so badly by this no name at the time.