1989-06-11 Fabrice Benichou w co 5 Fransie Badenhorst, Sports Palace, Frosinone, Italy - IBF

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1989-06-11 Fabrice Benichou w co 5 Fransie Badenhorst, Sports Palace, Frosinone, Italy - IBF. Referee: Frank Cappuccino. Making a solid start, the champion dropped Badenhorst (121) in the first round with a right to the head that was followed by a solid left hook, but after a shaky second the South African got behind his left in the third. Unfortunately for Badenhorst, having elected to go back to his brawling strategy in the fourth he was again knocked down by a double left hook before Benichou (121) floored him for the final time when a heavy right uppercut sent him down to be counted out after 40 seconds of the fifth.