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Pernell Whitaker-Jose Luis Ramirez I

Photograph By AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau

March 12, 1988: Whitaker, a superb defensive fighter, often had trouble winning over judges, but this outcome was inexcusable. The undefeated American cruised through 12 rounds, but one 118-113 score helped gift-wrap a split decision win for Ramirez.