1992-12-19 John David Jackson w rtd 10 Michele Mastrodonato, Sports Palace, San Severo, Italy - WBO

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1992-12-19 John David Jackson w rtd 10 Michele Mastrodonato, Sports Palace, San Severo, Italy - WBO. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Although the challenger went on the attack right from the start he never really inconvenienced Jackson (153¼), who easily controlled the fight with the southpaw jab and precise combinations. With just 16 fights under his belt, Mastrodonato (153¼) did not have the experience to deal with a man of Jackson’s class, the contest becoming very one-sided despite him showing grim determination. After allowing his charge to start the tenth, once he could see that it was a hopeless case Mastrodonato’s manager threw the towel in on the 1.14 mark. The Italian was cut under both eyes and had taken a steady battering.

After Jackson relinquished the WBO version of the title in July 1993 due to difficulty making the weight, Verno Phillips and Lupe Aquino were matched to find a successor.