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1993-09-24 [[Giovanni Parisi]] w pts 12 [[Antonio Rivera]], Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WBO. Referee: Tony Orlando. Scorecards: 116-112, 116-113, 115-113. Making his second defence, against the man who had handed him his only defeat as a professional when knocking him out in November 1990, it became an uphill battle for Parisi (134½) after he badly damaged his right hand in the third. Despite being handicapped, according to the scorecards Parisi lost only four rounds and although it was tough going he made himself a difficult target against the heavy hitting Rivera (134½), with his movement and solid jabbing keeping the latter at bay for much of the time. Rivera was always dangerous and scored heavily on occasion but was unable to set Parisi up with killer blows.  
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1993-09-24 [[Giovanni Parisi]] w pts 12 [[Antonio Rivera]], Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WBO. Referee: Tony Orlando. Scorecards: 116-112, 116-113, 115-113. Making his second defence, against the man who had handed him his only defeat as a professional when knocking him out in November 1990, it became an uphill battle for Parisi (134½) after he badly damaged his right hand in the third. Despite being handicapped, according to the scorecards Parisi lost only four rounds. Although it was tough going Parisi made himself a difficult target against the heavy hitting Rivera (134½), with his movement and solid jabbing keeping the latter at bay for much of the time. Rivera was always dangerous, scoring heavily on occasion, but was unable to set Parisi up with killer blows.  
  
Shortly after the fight, Parisi stated that he would be looking to make a match with [[Julio Cesar Chavez]] up at junior welter and having passed the six-month defence deadline the WBO vacated the title in April 1994, leaving the way clear for [[Oscar De La Hoya]] and [[Jorge Paez]] to contest the vacancy.  
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Shortly after the fight Parisi stated that he would be looking to make a match with [[Julio Cesar Chavez]] up at junior welter, and having passed the six-month defence deadline the WBO vacated the title in April 1994. This left the way clear for [[Oscar De La Hoya]] and [[Jorge Paez]] to contest the vacancy.  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:20, 22 April 2013

1993-09-24 Giovanni Parisi w pts 12 Antonio Rivera, Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WBO. Referee: Tony Orlando. Scorecards: 116-112, 116-113, 115-113. Making his second defence, against the man who had handed him his only defeat as a professional when knocking him out in November 1990, it became an uphill battle for Parisi (134½) after he badly damaged his right hand in the third. Despite being handicapped, according to the scorecards Parisi lost only four rounds. Although it was tough going Parisi made himself a difficult target against the heavy hitting Rivera (134½), with his movement and solid jabbing keeping the latter at bay for much of the time. Rivera was always dangerous, scoring heavily on occasion, but was unable to set Parisi up with killer blows.

Shortly after the fight Parisi stated that he would be looking to make a match with Julio Cesar Chavez up at junior welter, and having passed the six-month defence deadline the WBO vacated the title in April 1994. This left the way clear for Oscar De La Hoya and Jorge Paez to contest the vacancy.