1997-11-08 Fabrice Tiozzo w pts 12 Nate Miller, Thomas & Mack Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA
1997-11-08 Fabrice Tiozzo w pts 12 Nate Miller, Thomas & Mack Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 115-113, 115-113, 117-114. Having earlier been a WBC light-heavyweight champion, Tiozzo (190) became a ‘double’ titleholder when outscoring Miller (190), who just failed to do enough to hold on to his belt. Taking all the champion could throw at him, which included several heavy rights to the head, Tiozzo began to push Miller back in the last few rounds, his cause being helped when a clash of heads saw the American cut over the left eye in the ninth. Realizing he had to do something in order to retain his title, Miller gave it everything in the final session, but was unable to dislodge Tiozzo despite catching him with some solid blows.