1999-08-07 Stefano Zoff w pts 12 Julien Lorcy, Sports Palace, Le Cannet, France - WBA

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1999-08-07 Stefano Zoff w pts 12 Julien Lorcy, Sports Palace, Le Cannet, France - WBA. Referee: John Coyle. Scorecards: 117-114, 116-113, 114-117. Although he dominated the opening two sessions the champion was pushed back in the third by the taller Zoff (134), who began to take over with stiff jabs and solid rights. Finding it difficult to get back into the fight Lorcy (134½) retreated into his shell as round after round followed the same pattern, and even when the Italian tired in the ninth he was unable to take advantage. By the tenth, when the cut on Lorcy’s left eye began to leak, the ringside doctor had a good look before passing him fit to box on. Realising his title was slipping away, Lorcy gave it his best shot in the last round, landing heavily with combinations, but it was too little and too late.