1995-06-10 Ralf Rocchigiani w rtd 11 Carl Thompson, G-Mex Centre, Manchester, England - WBO

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1995-06-10 Ralf Rocchigiani w rtd 11 Carl Thompson, G-Mex Centre, Manchester, England - WBO. Referee: Genaro Rodriguez. In a battle for the title vacated by Dariusz Michalczewski, Thompson (188) won the first seven rounds on all three cards, cutting Rocchigiani (187½) over the left eye in the fourth prior to flooring him in the fifth. Earlier in the session, Thompson had also been on the floor. Staggered several times in the eighth things began to look ominous for Thompson, and in the tenth he went down complaining that his right arm was damaged. Although coming out for the 11th, with Thompson's arm a real problem he dropped down before walking to his corner where he was retired after 38 seconds.