CHACON STOPS PANTELLAS
Augie Pantellas' comeback came to a screeching halt on this day in 1978. After 5 straight wins, following a 6-year layoff, Augie became antsy for a big fight & faced Bobby Chacon in hopes that a win might bring a title shot. But it was Cha-con who shined in this his first trip to the east coast. Augie showed plenty of grit & his usual willingness to fight, but Chacon had far too many weapons. In the 6th, Augie was dropped twice. He made it to the bell but looked shaky & beaten up as he started the 7th round. 1:32 later, his corner threw in the towel.