1989-01-27 Graciano Rocchigiani w pts 12 Thulani Malinga, Deutschland Hall, Berlin, Germany - IBF

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1989-01-27 [[Graciano Rocchigiani]] w pts 12 [[Thulani Malinga]], Deutschland Hall, Berlin, Germany - IBF. Referee: Sam Williams. Scorecards: 117-111, 119-113, 119-112. With Malinga (165½) ducking low and keeping out of range throughout the contest, the southpaw champion was continually frustrated and failed to find a way of dealing with it, which ultimately led to a boring non-event. There was very little action and what there was turned out to be messy.  
 
1989-01-27 [[Graciano Rocchigiani]] w pts 12 [[Thulani Malinga]], Deutschland Hall, Berlin, Germany - IBF. Referee: Sam Williams. Scorecards: 117-111, 119-113, 119-112. With Malinga (165½) ducking low and keeping out of range throughout the contest, the southpaw champion was continually frustrated and failed to find a way of dealing with it, which ultimately led to a boring non-event. There was very little action and what there was turned out to be messy.  
  
After the contest, Rocchigiani (167¾) apologised to his fans and promised to put things right the next time before relinquishing the IBF version of the title in September due to continuing weight problems.
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After the contest, Rocchigiani (167¾) apologised to his fans and promised to put things right the next time before relinquishing the IBF version of the title in September due to continuing weight problems. That announcement was followed by the IBF matching [[Lindell Holmes]], the USBA champion, against [[Frank Tate]] to decide the vacancy.
  
 
[[Category: 1989 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1989 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Super Middleweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Super Middleweight Division]]

Revision as of 13:46, 20 September 2012

1989-01-27 Graciano Rocchigiani w pts 12 Thulani Malinga, Deutschland Hall, Berlin, Germany - IBF. Referee: Sam Williams. Scorecards: 117-111, 119-113, 119-112. With Malinga (165½) ducking low and keeping out of range throughout the contest, the southpaw champion was continually frustrated and failed to find a way of dealing with it, which ultimately led to a boring non-event. There was very little action and what there was turned out to be messy.

After the contest, Rocchigiani (167¾) apologised to his fans and promised to put things right the next time before relinquishing the IBF version of the title in September due to continuing weight problems. That announcement was followed by the IBF matching Lindell Holmes, the USBA champion, against Frank Tate to decide the vacancy.

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