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Boxing – 1987 NABF Lightweight Title – Pernell Whitaker VS Roger Mayweather


On March 28, 1987, future super featherweight and light welterrweight champion Roger Mayweather fought against future boxing legend and IBC, The Ring, WBC, Linear, WBA lightweight champion and WBA junior welterweight and WBC welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker for the NABF lightweight title….at a time when both boxers were undefeated…..when Mayweather was knocked down in round 1….but he knocked down Whitaker in round 9….as Whitaker went on to win by unanimous decision.

This was a good fight between a great boxer (Mayweather) and a legendary boxer (Whitaker)….when they were both young in their careers in 1987…..as both would embark on successful careers lasting until Whitaker’s last fight in 2001….and Mayweather’s last fight in 1997….and like their careers….this one went the distance….which makes it well worth watching.

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