Pound For Pound: Pernell Whitaker vs. Oscar De La Hoya

Enter your Pound For Pound: Pernell Whitaker vs. Oscar De La Hoya fan card
CONTROVERSY RATING: 67%
The percentage of fan cards that disagree with an official result. Exclusively on EYE ON THE RING.
Pound For Pound: Pernell Whitaker vs. Oscar De La Hoya
Fan Rating: 
0
Your rating: None
3.882355
Average: 3.9 (17 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, April 12, 1997
Location: 
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
Referee: 

Official Judging
Dalby Shirley 110 - 116
Jerry Roth 110 - 116
Chuck Giampa 111 - 115

More:

Fight Categories: 



Fight Notes: 

Two of the top fighters in the world collide as undefeated Oscar De La Hoya challenges Pernell Whitaker for the WBC Welterweight Championship. In a cat-and-mouse affair, De La Hoya manages to win enough rounds on activity to lift Whitaker's title in a controversial unanimous decision.




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Pernell Whitaker
                                                                    
9.85
9.13
8.32
9.31
9.91
9.65
9.72
9.06
9.98
9.44
9.95
9.01
Oscar De La Hoya
                                                                    
9.14
9.90
9.90
9.72
9.08
9.36
9.29
9.93
8.03
9.60
9.04
9.98


Fan Cards: Pound For Pound: Pernell Whitaker vs. Oscar De La Hoya


scorecard by REDHARE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
117
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
9
110


scorecard by MISSILE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
116
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
8
10
9
10
113


scorecard by MISSILE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
116
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
8
10
9
10
113


scorecard by JB7
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
9
9
8
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
114
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
9
9
10
112


scorecard by BABOON123
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
8
9
9
10
113


scorecard by MRCHICKEN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
114
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
113


scorecard by DOCSCORER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
8
10
9
10
114


scorecard by CJKELLY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
115
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
113


scorecard by JOELASHLEY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
10
8
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
8
10
9
10
113


scorecard by TOMMY_GUN04
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
115
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
10
112


scorecard by WAREHOUSE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
9
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
109
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
8
10
10
10
117


scorecard by CAMMYM123
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
114
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
112


scorecard by MIKKEL99
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
9
9
8
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
10
113


scorecard by ONLY1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
114
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
8
9
9
10
112


scorecard by JAKAJAKA
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
113


scorecard by MARK ELDING
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
115
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
10
111


scorecard by TUXTUCIS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
10
8
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
8
10
9
10
113


scorecard by MAGIC MAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
9
9
8
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
111
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
8
9
9
10
115


scorecard by METALHEAD123
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
8
9
9
10
113


scorecard by AJ KNIGHT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
8
9
9
10
113


scorecard by NF82
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
112
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
8
10
9
10
114


scorecard by JAROD KILLIAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
9
9
112
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
8
9
10
10
114


scorecard by CHRIS M95
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
114
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
10
112


scorecard by ADDI_BOMAYE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
112
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
8
10
9
10
114


scorecard by JIMITHY23
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
114
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
112


scorecard by AKHMAT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
112
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
8
10
9
10
115


scorecard by MANRAE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
115
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
9
9
10
111


scorecard by NOCTISSOLID
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
114


scorecard by AJPENA
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
113


scorecard by PHILLYPHAN69
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
9
9
8
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
111
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
116


scorecard by STINGEV98
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
9
8
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
113


scorecard by WINGEDHELMET81
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
10
8
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
115
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
111


scorecard by STERLINGCOOPERDRAPERPRICE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
114


scorecard by POWERPUNCHER999
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
8
9
9
10
113


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
114
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
8
9
9
10
112


scorecard by WINGSTOP
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
113


scorecard by ADAMJO260
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
114
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
112


scorecard by JVVL95
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
114
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
112


scorecard by KMSCR83
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
112
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
8
10
9
10
114


scorecard by SHADOWSFALL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
114
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
10
112


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
114
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
112


scorecard by LEFT EYE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
114
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
8
9
10
10
112


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
112
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
8
10
9
10
114


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
8
9
9
10
113


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
115
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
10
111


scorecard by JTL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
116
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
8
10
9
10
113


scorecard by CHRISTIANTHEPEARSON
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
111
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
8
10
9
10
115


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
113


scorecard by ARJ GUY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
111
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
8
10
9
10
115


scorecard by MARTIN EDEN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
114
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
8
9
9
10
112


scorecard by TALESFROMTHECRYPT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
112
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
8
9
9
10
114


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
115
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
9
9
10
111


scorecard by MATYS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
114
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
8
9
9
10
112


scorecard by LEWGR10
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
115
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
8
9
9
10
112


scorecard by GLASSJOE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
115
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
10
9
10
112


scorecard by MCGRAIN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
8
10
9
10
114


scorecard by CHRISBOXER14
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
114
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
112


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
111
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
8
10
9
10
115


scorecard by CBMTMM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
8
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
112
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
8
10
9
10
114


scorecard by 667SAUL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
113
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
8
10
9
10
114


scorecard by 12LVE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
PERNELL WHITAKER
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
112
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
8
10
9
10
115




Comments

rorschach's picture

Pernell is one of my all time favorites, I have never scored this fight till now. I remember thinking Whitaker won live.

rorschach's picture

Yep, Pernell was screwed yet again. Threw more, landed more, controlled where the fight took place, and dictated the pace. The only thing Oscar did was act like a god damn cheerleader between rounds. Pernell didn't help his case by always acting like he didn't do what he wanted to do at the end of every round either.

Left Eye's picture

I posted my comment before I read yours, but I'm glad you noticed Oscar's cheerleading in between rounds, too.

I don't think I've ever been more infuriated watching a fight, lol.

Running back to his corner arms aloft with that cheesy smile after he'd just been schooled.

Guy's a clown.

Left Eye's picture

Farcical scorecards, 116-110?

DLH was HBO's next big thing, so the blatant bias isn't surprising.

This fight was fought entirely on Whitaker's terms. It wasn't the most entertaining and there were only a few telling blows throughout, but Whitaker's jab and ring generalship were the deciding factors.

I think De la Hoya was given credit for those flurries he threw at the end of the rounds, even though nothing landed. Also, after every round he ran back to his corner with his fist in the air.

So annoying, I really dislike his whole "Golden Boy" image.

If it wasn't the WBC point deduction cut rule Pernell would have won.

Gold's picture

He wouldn't have, it was 116-110 x2 and 115-111

I could see it having gone either way, but my goodness those Scorecards were bad!

I don't think this was a robbery, but no way De la Hoya won 9 rounds of this fight. It was close and competitive, and it's not unreasonable to say De la Hoya won but those scores were trash.

If Whitaker's career record is a joke, then getting robbed against three Mexican fighers is the punchline. But Whitaker was one of the greatest ring wizard in the last half of a century, so to think such a legend was wronged like this is infuriating and Whitaker trying to look cheerful after the scorecards announcement was heartbreaking to look at.

Whitaker was past his prime, facing an opponent who is much larger than him and nearly just as fast, but he still put forth a compelling performance. At mid-to-long range, De La Hoya threw a lot but landed little while Whitaker made most of his punches count. Up close, Whitaker generally had better success bullying the aggressor on the inside. All in all, Whitaker was more effective and efficient both offensively and defensively, and he certainly felt comfortable enough to showboat here and there without giving up control of the bout. The best evidence to Whitaker's control over the bout was probably that De La Hoya felt the need to (futilely) switch to Southpaw stance to deal with Whitaker before realising no magical stance switch would help him wrestle control over Whitaker.

It was a competitive bout, but not a close one or one hard to score in my eyes. I'm sure if I revisit the fight a few years later, I would still score a lopsided Whitaker win.