1989-12-16 Francesco Damiani w rtd 2 Daniel Neto, Sports Palace, Cesena, Italy - WBO

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1989-12-16 Francesco Damiani w rtd 2 Daniel Neto, Sports Palace, Cesena, Italy - WBO. Referee: Bernie Soto. In what was clearly a mismatch Damiani (229) soon had the South American cruiserweight champion in trouble, dropping him with a left hook towards the end of the first round. Up at the count of ‘five’ Neto (198¼) was saved by the bell, only to be put under immediate pressure again at the start of the second. Following up several solid combination punches with a right uppercut that drove Neto into a corner, the latter was floored for the second time when Damiani sent in two short rights to the head. Although Neto beat the count his corner threw in the towel, the fight coming to an end at 1.57 of the session.