1996-12-13 Dariusz Michalczewski w rtd 8 Christophe Girard, Stadium Sports Hall, Hannover, Germany - WBO

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1996-12-13 Dariusz Michalczewski w rtd 8 Christophe Girard, Stadium Sports Hall, Hannover, Germany - WBO. Referee: Joe Cortez. A return match between the pair saw the champion produce his best form this time round, and it was only in the third that Girard (174½) shaded a round before being systematically taken apart. Girard (174½) had come into the fight as a late replacement for Eddy Smulders. Dropped in the fifth by a right to the body and saved by the bell Girard was seriously up against it. Continually under pressure from there onwards, after Girard had been floored by a right to the head in the eighth his corner threw the towel in when the count had reached ‘six’. The finish was timed at 1.35 of the session.