1988-07-08 Donald Curry w rtd 9 Gianfranco Rosi, The Portosole, San Remo, Italy - WBC
1988-07-08 Donald Curry w rtd 9 Gianfranco Rosi, The Portosole, San Remo, Italy - WBC. Referee: Octavio Meyran. The champion started well enough when shaking Curry (153¾) with a right hand in the opening round, but after that it was all downhill as the latter began to put his punches together. Knocked down by a short left hook in the second, Rosi was floored again in the fourth, three times in the seventh and once in the eighth. With it now being clear that Rosi could not take Curry’s punches, after his legs were buckled by another big right in the ninth it had become a hopeless position. Thus, it was no surprise when he retired, claiming an injured hand, at the end of the session. Curry, despite being cut over both eyes at the finish, obviously hit too hard for Rosi, and while not the classy box-fighter of a year or so earlier he was far too good for the Italian.