1990-07-20 Christophe Tiozzo w rsc 8 Paul Whittaker, The Bullring, Arles, France - WBA
1990-07-20 Christophe Tiozzo w rsc 8 Paul Whittaker, The Bullring, Arles, France - WBA. Referee: Julio Alvarado. In charge right from the beginning, the champion was soon putting lefts and rights into the face of Whittaker (167¾), having far too much skill for the American, and by the third round he was looking to counter with solid rights as the latter came in to the attack. Although Whittaker was getting closer by the sixth, he was unable to pin Tiozzo (168) down and was still being outpunched and losing ground. Finally, Tiozzo made his punches count when sending Whittaker down from two solid left hooks and when the latter was back on his feet and being blitzed from both hands the referee called it off with 22 seconds of the session remaining.