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1968-10-25 [[Sandro Mazzinghi]] nc 9 (15) [[Freddie Little]], Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WBA/WBC. Referee: Herbert Tomser. Dealing out punishment for eight rounds, Little (151¼) worked the champion over with body shots, cutting him up around the eyes, nose and mouth, and dropping him in the fifth. As much as Mazzinghi (151¼) tried he couldn’t stem the tide as a steady stream of jabs, hooks and straight punches came his way. It was no surprise when a tired and badly cut-up Mazzinghi did not come out for the ninth round, but when the referee declared a no-contest on the grounds that he had acted under EBU rules there was uproar. Actually, the rules specifically stated that in the event of injuries the referee could call a halt prior to the second half of the eighth round. The title was declared vacant in January 1969 after Mazzinghi had failed to sign for a return contest.
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1968-10-25 [[Sandro Mazzinghi]] nc 9 (15) [[Freddie Little]], Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WBA/WBC. Referee: Herbert Tomser. Dealing out punishment for eight rounds, Little (151¼) worked the champion over with body shots, cutting him up around the eyes, nose and mouth, and dropping him in the fifth. As much as Mazzinghi (151¼) tried he couldn’t stem the tide as a steady stream of jabs, hooks and straight punches came his way. It was no surprise when a tired and badly cut-up Mazzinghi did not come out for the ninth round, but when the referee declared a no-contest on the grounds that he had acted under EBU rules there was uproar. Actually, the rules specifically stated that in the event of injuries the referee could call a halt prior to the second half of the eighth round.  
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The title was declared vacant in January 1969 after Mazzinghi had failed to sign for a return contest.
  
 
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Revision as of 10:41, 3 February 2012

1968-10-25 Sandro Mazzinghi nc 9 (15) Freddie Little, Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WBA/WBC. Referee: Herbert Tomser. Dealing out punishment for eight rounds, Little (151¼) worked the champion over with body shots, cutting him up around the eyes, nose and mouth, and dropping him in the fifth. As much as Mazzinghi (151¼) tried he couldn’t stem the tide as a steady stream of jabs, hooks and straight punches came his way. It was no surprise when a tired and badly cut-up Mazzinghi did not come out for the ninth round, but when the referee declared a no-contest on the grounds that he had acted under EBU rules there was uproar. Actually, the rules specifically stated that in the event of injuries the referee could call a halt prior to the second half of the eighth round.

The title was declared vacant in January 1969 after Mazzinghi had failed to sign for a return contest.