1989-02-10 Brian Mitchell w rsc 8 Salvatore Bottiglieri, Guiseppi Valencia Sports Palace, Capo D’Orlando, Italy - WBA

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1989-02-10 Brian Mitchell w rsc 8 Salvatore Bottiglieri, Guiseppi Valencia Sports Palace, Capo D’Orlando, Italy - WBA. Referee: Julio Alvarado. Proving to be much too strong for his challenger, Mitchell (129½) never looked like relinquishing that stance as he bullied the Italian around. Apart from the second and fifth rounds when he at least tried to raise his pace Bottiglieri (128¾) simply did not have the experience or the armoury to bother Mitchell, and in the eighth he was dropped by a hard right to the head after being softened up by three heavy lefts. Back on his feet but groggy, when Bottiglieri was met by an avalanche of blows the referee quickly stepped in with 65 seconds of the session remaining.