Trinidad Still Holds Title


Felix Trinidad of Puerto Rico retained his International Boxing Federation welterweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision over former six-time world champion Pernell Whitaker on Saturday.

Trinidad knocked down the challenger in the second round, but Whitaker provided a game fight after that.

Whitaker complained of low blows several times during the fight.

"He didn't do anything, we'll see what the people think," Whitaker said. "I had a good time. I thought I won."

In another title fight, Terronn Millett who still has a bullet in his back from being shot while someone was trying to rob him in 1991, knocked down Vince Phillips twice and stopped him at 1:58 of the fifth round to win the IBF junior welterweight title.

While the crowd of 13,821 in the Garden was watching the Millett-Phillips fight, HBO viewers were watching of rerun of Oscar De La Hoya's' split decision victory against Ike Quartey last Saturday.

Trinidad, of Puerto Rico, hopes to fight De La Hoya, but he might have trouble staying at 147 pounds much longer. He and Whitaker each weighed 147 at the weigh-in, but were at 155 pounds by fight time.

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