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Oregon sports history
Feb. 20, 1958: PHIL MOYER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION
Portland middleweight Phil Moyer blasts Puerto Rico's Pedro Gonzales at the Auditorium, thrilling the home fans with a lopsided unanimous decision after their 10-round bout.
Moyer puts Gonzales to the canvas in round four.
Moyer, part of Portland's most famous boxing family and trained by his father, Harry, a former amateur champion, turned pro in 1957, after going to Idaho State on a football scholarship.
Among his victories was a 1962 decision over Sugar Ray Robinson in 1962.
Moyer suffered a detached retina later that year, though, and he injury ended his career at 28-9, with nine knockouts.