1969-10-11 Nicolino Locche w pts 15 Joao Henrique, Luna Park Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - WBA
1969-10-11 Nicolino Locche w pts 15 Joao Henrique, Luna Park Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - WBA. Referee: Alfonso Araujo. Scorecards: 296-294, 300-289, 299-296. Moving well and landing solid lefts to the face of the challenger, Locche (139¾) was clearly in front during the early rounds as he continued to spear in the punches. This tactic certainly paid dividends when Henrique (138¼) was cut over the right eye during the fourth. With Henrique trying to protect himself from suffering further damage, it was not until the ninth that he took up the offensive as Loche tired. For the next three or four sessions Henrique began to peg back Locche’s lead, battering his rival with powerful lefts and rights, before the latter came alive and took over where he had left off to run out a good winner.