You should be noticing a trend by this point. Win or lose, Wilfredo Gomez was a beast in the ring.
His fight with Mexican warrior Lupe Pintor was no different than his prior battles with Carlos Zarate or Salvador Sanchez. It was a war.
Gomez entered the fight having won all 37 of his fights by knockout and held the all-time record for consecutive title-defenses won by knockout at 16.
Pintor was the reigning WBC bantamweight champion, who had recently moved up and challenged Gomez for his title.
Gomez started the fight strong, and by the start of the third round it appeared he would cruise to a dominant victory. Pintor, however, made a strong comeback in Round 3, as the two exchanged huge combinations.
Both guys were unleashing huge shots, but Pintor's had a bit more steam, and this got him back in the fight. The third round would be named by The Ring Magazine as 1982's Round of the Year.
The fight turned into a war of attrition from that point onwards, with Gomez's face, as was customary, swelling badly under the weight of Pintor's heavy shots.
Gomez would not be denied, though, and his legendary heart and determination carried him through yet another brutal war. He finally solved the problem of Lupe Pintor in the 14th round, dropping him to the mat.
While the Mexican rose to his feet, you could see in his eyes that his will was sapped. Gomez remained aggressive, finally landing a devastating hook that dropped Pintor again and forced the referee to stop the fight.
It was a war, and one of Gomez's defining moments as a professional fighter.