1979.- Wilfredo Gomez, from Puerto Rico, considered the best super bantamweight of all timed , defended his crown after defeating Panamanian, Carlos Mendoza, by TKO in 10 rounds. It took place at the Caesar´s Palace in Las Vegas. Mendoza, was a tough cookie, once having been a rival of “Hands of Stone” Duran. But against Wilfredo, the action was halted at 2 and 29 seconds of that mentioned round, after Carlos was dropped hard twice. The Referee was Richard Green, while the Judges were Art Lurie and Duane Ford.
1980.- Tremendous American southpaw “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, conquered the WBC middleweight championship after defeating Brit Alan Minter- also a southpaw and bronze medalist in Munich Olympic 1972, in three bloody rounds. The fight was at the Wembley Arena in London, Engalnd. Referee, Carlos Berrocal, stopped the actions, as Minter was badly cut in several places. the Judges were Marcello Bertini and José Juan Guerra. Disgraceful scenes of bottle throwing by a minority of the crowd then erupted, and these ugly incidents ruined Marvin's moment of triumph. He never fought in Britain again