On this day: Pernell Whitaker, became WBC welterweight champion
Pernell Whitaker vs. Wilfredo Rivera
James Knight Convention Center in Miami, Florida, USA – September 20, 1996
Brilliant Southpaw stylist Pernell Whitaker, became WBC welterweight Champion, after defeating Puerto Rican Wilfredo Rivera by UD. The battle of fists and wits, took place at the James Knight Convention Center in Miami, Florida. The Referee was Frank Santore Jr. The Judges were Jay Kassees, John Keane and Masakazu Uchida.
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