1970-05-09 Vicente Saldivar w pts 15 Johnny Famechon, Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WBC

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1970-05-09 Vicente Saldivar w pts 15 Johnny Famechon, Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WBC. Referee: Harry Gibbs. Scorecards: 72-68, 73-70, 71-68. Back in harness after nearly two years out of the ring and one comeback fight, Saldivar (126) started fast with telling jabs and combinations and it was not until the tenth round that the champion really opened up when concentrating on damage to his rival’s right eye. Although Famechon (124¼) was making progress, shaking Saldivar up in the 11th, he was also under pressure and deemed to have been dropped in the 13th even though it appeared to have been more of a push. Twice Famechon went down from slips in the 14th and despite continuing to fight back right to the final bell it was not to be.     
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1970-05-09 [[Vicente Saldivar]] w pts 15 [[Johnny Famechon]], Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WBC. Referee: Harry Gibbs. Scorecards: 72-68, 73-70, 71-68. Back in harness after nearly two years out of the ring and one comeback fight, while Saldivar (126) started fast with telling jabs and combinations it was not until the tenth round that the champion really opened up when concentrating on damage to his rival’s right eye. Although Famechon (124¼) was making progress, shaking Saldivar up in the 11th, he was also under pressure and deemed to have been dropped in the 13th even though it appeared to have been more of a push. Twice Famechon went down from slips in the 14th, and despite continuing to fight back right to the final bell it was not to be.     
  
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1970-05-09 Vicente Saldivar w pts 15 Johnny Famechon, Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WBC. Referee: Harry Gibbs. Scorecards: 72-68, 73-70, 71-68. Back in harness after nearly two years out of the ring and one comeback fight, while Saldivar (126) started fast with telling jabs and combinations it was not until the tenth round that the champion really opened up when concentrating on damage to his rival’s right eye. Although Famechon (124¼) was making progress, shaking Saldivar up in the 11th, he was also under pressure and deemed to have been dropped in the 13th even though it appeared to have been more of a push. Twice Famechon went down from slips in the 14th, and despite continuing to fight back right to the final bell it was not to be.

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