1970-10-30 Bruno Arcari w co 3 (15) Raymundo Dias, Sports Palace, Genoa, Italy - WBC

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1970-10-30 Bruno Arcari w co 3 (15) Raymundo Dias, Sports Palace, Genoa, Italy - WBC. Referee: Domenico Carabellese. This was a fight given plenty of publicity due to it being between a champion and one of his former sparring partners, and when the champion was cut over the right eye in the opening session after Dias (137½) had snaked in a right jab an imminent shock was on the cards. However, Arcari (139), protecting the damage, took time out in the second before going up a gear to punish Dias with two-handed attacks that concentrated on the body. There was more of the same in the third, Arcari’s efforts quickly bearing fruit when he drove Dias into a corner and caught the Brazilian with a solid right-left combination to the head. Dropped heavily, Dias was counted out at 1.45 of the round after rolling over on to his stomach in a vain attempt to get up. Both men were southpaws.