1965-12-02 Salvatore Burruni w co 13 (15) Rocky Gattellari, The Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia - WBC

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1965-12-02 Salvatore Burruni w co 13 (15) Rocky Gattellari, The Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia - WBC. Referee: Harold Valan. Ultimately too cagey for his inexperienced rival, Burruni (112) allowed Gattellari (111¼) to use up energy while he stalked him, looking to unload with heavy punches. Fairly even up until the 12th round, Burruni was badly cut by the left eye and realising he had little time in which to get to the challenger, who was also cut on the left eye, he opened up in the 13th to knock his man to the canvas with a tremendous right. Somehow Gattellari arose, but after being knocked down for the third time he was counted out at 2.25 of the round.