1990-08-17 Loreto Garza w pts 12 Juan Martin Coggi, The Acropolis, Nice, France - WBA
1990-08-17 Loreto Garza w pts 12 Juan Martin Coggi, The Acropolis, Nice, France - WBA. Referee: Ernesto Magana. Scorecards: 116-115, 116-114, 115-115. Having made a reasonable start Garza (139) soon began to force the fight when shaking up the southpaw champion with solid rights, and even when he was being pushed back his countering punches found their mark with accuracy. As the fight wore on, with Coggi (139½) becoming more anxious it was only in the eighth that he began to take control from the centre of the ring for the first time. Even so, Coggi was still taking too many punches without being busy enough himself. In his desperation to find a finisher in the ninth he threw himself off balance. That just about summed up Coggi’s performance. Despite trying hard enough he could not find any answers, the only surprise being the closeness of his defeat on the cards.