Paul Spadafora failed at the last hurdle to match Rocky Marciano’s magic 49-0 record when he was defeated for the first time by Johan Perez in a bout for the vacant WBA interim super lightweight title at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia on Saturday.
Spadafora, 48-1-1-(19), made a fast start but was cut over the left eye in round four. Spadafora returned the compliment in round six by cutting Perez over the right eye. Despite Spadafora putting a late burst in the championship rounds Perez was judged the winner on two cards by scores of 115-113 and 117-111 for Perez and an even 114-114.
November 30, 2013