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Controversial Draw in Moore-Pastrano Fight

May 28, 1962 - Archie Moore was the aggressor throughout his 10-round fight with Willie Pastrano tonight, but had to settle for a draw before a crowd of about 3,000 in the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Moore had been heavily favored. The decision stunned Moore, who was confident he had scored a decisive victory. Referee Tommy Hart, who had favored Moore, 5-4, also seemed surprised that the other two judges scored it even. “Archie won the fight,” he said. “Pastrano was doing all the holding.” There were no knockdowns, and the only damage was to Pastrano’s bruised left eye. Moore, who is at least 20 years older than Pastrano, broke into a lively shadow-boxing performance while awaiting the verdict. He even playfully sparred with the obviously tired younger man.

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