1992-07-11 Gianfranco Rosi w pts 12 Gilbert Dele, Louis 11 Stadium, Monte Carlo, Monaco - IBF

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1992-07-11 Gianfranco Rosi w pts 12 Gilbert Dele, Louis 11 Stadium, Monte Carlo, Monaco - IBF. Referee: Rudy Battle. Scorecards: 116-111, 116-114, 113-114. Starting strongly, despite being cut over left eye in the second round by an accidental butt, the challenger had Rosi (152¼) over in the third from a right to the head. Certainly, for the first half of the contest Dele (153¼) impressed when standing off with left jabs and right crosses, but he expended a great deal of energy when trying to find a way through Rosi’s defence and that went against him in the latter stages. Although continuing to force the fight, Dele was gradually getting pegged back and the last three sessions saw Rosi scoring well with combinations to impress at least two of the judges.