Roberto Duran vs Zeferino Gonzalez
Roberto Duran 68-1 (54 KOs) vs. Zeferino Gonzalez 19-2-1 (5 KOs)
Duran had success in the early rounds coming straight in and throwing wide shots against the lanky Gonzalez. He landed several clean right hands and threw counter shots immediately after Gonzalez stuck out his jab. Gonzalez frustrated Duran in rounds 5 and 6 by maintaining enough distance to make him miss and land clean counter shots, mainly a lead right hand, as Duran reached with his punches. Action picked up in the 7th as each man landed solid shots amid quick exchanges, with Duran getting the better of it. A clash of heads opened a cut over Duran's left eye in the 8th. It was handled well between rounds by the corner, however, and did not affect Duran in the final two rounds. Duran came out fast in the 9th and held control in the 10th. Despite the loss, it proved to be a good showing for the unheralded Gonzalez, who received a rousing applause at the end of the bout. Many in attendance booed upon the announcement of the judges' scores.