1962-09-14 Eddie Perkins w pts 15 Duilio Loi, Virgorelli Stadium, Milan, Italy - WBA
1962-09-14 Eddie Perkins w pts 15 Duilio Loi, Virgorelli Stadium, Milan, Italy - WBA. Referee: Pierre Verners. This time round there were no complaints as Perkins (140), settling down quickly with his left hand being the decisive weapon, fully deserved the unanimous decision in his favour. Every time the champion tried to force the issue, he was boxed off by stabbing jabs and solid left hooks to both the head and body and although not particularly hurt he was forced to give ground in order to regroup. This was the pattern of the fight throughout and despite Loi (140) having no answer to the speed and accuracy of Perkins’ punches, a return clause would see the pair come together three months later.