1976-05-22 Roberto Duran w co 14 (15) Lou Bizzarro, County Fieldhouse, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - WBA

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1976-05-22 [[Roberto Duran]] w co 14 (15) [[Lou Bizzarro]], County Fieldhouse, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - WBA. Referee: Waldemar Schmidt. Having won a hard non-title fight against Saoul Mamby just 18 days earlier, the champion forced the pace against the fleet-footed Bizzarro (134), who used all of the ring but landed very few punches of any consequence apart from in the ninth when landing with a couple of decent left hooks. In the tenth, Duran (133¼) finally caught up with Bizzarro, dropping him for the mandatory ‘eight’ with a right-left-right, before the latter came back well in the 11th. With Bizzarro again on the run through the 12th and 13th, Duran sensed it was time to go and in the 14th he forced Bizzarro to take a standing count before dropping him with a left hook. Up at ‘eight’ but badly hurt, Bizzarro was dropped again, this time by a right to the jaw, and counted out at 2.59.     
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1976-05-22 [[Roberto Duran]] w co 14 (15) [[Lou Bizzarro]], County Fieldhouse, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - WBA. Referee: Waldemar Schmidt. Having won a hard non-title fight against [[Saoul Mamby]] just 18 days earlier, the champion forced the pace against the fleet-footed Bizzarro (134), who used all of the ring but landed very few punches of any consequence apart from in the ninth when finding the target with a couple of decent left hooks. In the tenth Duran (133¼) finally caught up with Bizzarro, dropping him for the mandatory ‘eight’ with a right-left-right, before the latter came back well in the 11th. With Bizzarro again on the run through the 12th and 13th Duran sensed it was time to go in the 14th, forcing the challenger to take a standing count before dropping him with a left hook. Up at ‘eight’, but badly hurt, Bizzarro was dropped again, this time by a right to the jaw prior to being counted out on the 2.59 mark.     
  
 
[[Category: 1976 Title Contests]]
 
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1976-05-22 Roberto Duran w co 14 (15) Lou Bizzarro, County Fieldhouse, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - WBA. Referee: Waldemar Schmidt. Having won a hard non-title fight against Saoul Mamby just 18 days earlier, the champion forced the pace against the fleet-footed Bizzarro (134), who used all of the ring but landed very few punches of any consequence apart from in the ninth when finding the target with a couple of decent left hooks. In the tenth Duran (133¼) finally caught up with Bizzarro, dropping him for the mandatory ‘eight’ with a right-left-right, before the latter came back well in the 11th. With Bizzarro again on the run through the 12th and 13th Duran sensed it was time to go in the 14th, forcing the challenger to take a standing count before dropping him with a left hook. Up at ‘eight’, but badly hurt, Bizzarro was dropped again, this time by a right to the jaw prior to being counted out on the 2.59 mark.

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