1991-04-05 Victor Cordoba w rsc 9 Christophe Tiozzo, Sports Palace, Marseille, France - WBA

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1991-04-05 Victor Cordoba w rsc 9 Christophe Tiozzo, Sports Palace, Marseille, France - WBA. Referee: Enzo Montero. Even though both men got off to a good start, as early as the opening round the champion had felt the weight of Cordoba’s punches, saying afterwards that he had boxed on in a fog from there onwards. But Tiozzo (167¾), not a champion for nothing, continued to take the fight to the taller Cordoba (167¼) despite being hurt by solid southpaw lefts on the way in. The sixth was the best of the fight as both men gave it everything, but by the eighth Tiozzo was weakening. That became clear when he was rocked by a right-left at the end of the session. Realising he had Tiozzo in real trouble Cordoba came out strongly in the ninth, and after landing hooks from both hands and dropping the Frenchman with a heavy left the referee stepped in. The finish was timed at 53 seconds.