1990-12-15 Mauro Galvano w pts 12 Dario Matteoni, Etoiles Concert Hall, Monte Carlo, Monaco - WBC
1990-12-15 Mauro Galvano w pts 12 Dario Matteoni, Etoiles Concert Hall, Monte Carlo, Monaco - WBC. Referee: Vince Delgado. Scorecards: 114-113, 114-113, 117-113. Fighting for the title vacated by Sugar Ray Leonard, Galvano (166) boxed cleverly on the back foot and scored well with the left jab to keep the tough Matteoni (167) at bay over the opening seven rounds before the latter began to chase him down. After the crude Matteoni was cut over the left eye in the sixth and Galvano was docked a point in the seventh for holding and hitting, the Argentinian began to put his punches together better and in the 11th he almost had Galvano over from right hooks and uppercuts. When Galvano fell to the floor after being hit lightly, following the referee ordering the men to break, he was told to box on and at the final bell he was given the unanimous decision if not the plaudits.