1989-11-11 Louie Espinoza w rsc 7 Maurizio Stecca, Sports Hall, Rimini, Italy - WBO
1989-11-11 Louie Espinoza w rsc 7 Maurizio Stecca, Sports Hall, Rimini, Italy - WBO. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Boxing well for the opening four or five rounds despite being cut on the left eye early on, it looked as though Stecca (125½) would make another successful defence, but by the sixth it was obvious that he was beginning to tire. It was also clear that he lacked the power to hurt Espinoza (125). In the seventh, after getting to Stecca with a big left, Espinosa pushed on and drove in a heavy left to the body which floored the champion. Although getting up at ‘eight’, when Stecca turned his back on Espinoza and walked towards his corner, clearly indicating that he did not wish to carry on, the referee called it off with two seconds of the round remaining.