1996-02-10 Carlos Salazar w rtd 6 Antonello Melis, Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - IBF

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1996-02-10 Carlos Salazar w rtd 6 Antonello Melis, Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - IBF. Referee: Denny Nelson. Fairly even in the opening four rounds, Melis (114½) got himself into the fight when winning the fifth before running into trouble in the next session. It was then that Salazar (114¾) opened up, and after the challenger had been dropped twice from heavy southpaw left hands his corner threw the towel in on the 2.50 mark to save their man from taking further punishment.