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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.