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Spectacular Knockout Cardona-Avelar 1982 This may be the most devastating knockout ever suffered by a boxing champion defending his title. On March 20, 1982 Mexico's Antonio Avelar was making the second defense of his WBC world flyweight championship. His opponent was Colombia's Prudencio Cardona. Cardona, age 30, had competed in the 1972 Olympics and was thought to be past his prime. Nevertheless, Cardona delivered a knockout for the ages in the very first round to win the crown. This is Spanish commentary of the short fight. Skip to about 2:10 to get to the surprising and sudden finish.
Tags: flyweight  boxing  Prudencio  Cardona  Antonio  Avelar 
Added: 5th October 2015
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2015-10-04 
When a fighter lands face first on the canvas the referee can usually count to 100 and the guy won't get up.
Posted by: Classico on 2015-10-05 
I used to watch boxing from LA on Channel 41 in New Jersey in those days and distinctly remember this fight.

While Avelar was devastated in this bout and spent a lot of time on the canvas, he did get up and walked out of the ring on his own. He continued his distinguished boxing career after that.

Cardona, like his brother Ricardo, also had a very distinguished career.

Posted by: Lava1964 on 2015-10-07 
Cardona, by the way, lost the world flyweight title in his first defense a few months later.
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