1995-04-08 Julio Cesar Chavez w pts 12 Giovanni Parisi, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC
1995-04-08 Julio Cesar Chavez w pts 12 Giovanni Parisi, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Joe Cortez. Scorecards: 120-107, 118-109, 118-109. When Parisi (139) was floored in the second it looked as though it was going to be an early night, but the challenger got himself up and dusted himself down to lead Chavez (140) a merry dance for the full distance. However, while waging a defensive campaign throughout Parisi won only one round on the cards, the third, and spent most of the time moving, occasionally turning southpaw and rallying in spurts to make life tedious for Chavez. For his part, Chavez, who was well in front due to his extra work rate, gave up trying to catch Parisi towards the end and ultimately settled for the points win.