1998-04-25 Joe Calzaghe w rtd 9 Juan Carlos Gimenez, Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales - WBO

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1998-04-25 Joe Calzaghe w rtd 9 Juan Carlos Gimenez, Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales - WBO. Referee: Michael Ortega. Seemingly impervious to punishment, Gimenez (166½) failed to win a round from Calzaghe (166½) before retiring on his stool at the end of the ninth round. In fact, Gimenez seemed quite happy to take everything thrown at him as if it were just another day at the office. Having failed to drop the Paraguayan with head shots, the southpaw champion eventually went downstairs and it was suspected that the enforced retirement was due to Gimenez possibly suffering a punctured lung from a broken rib.