2000-04-15 Dariusz Michalczewski w rtd 9 Graciano Rocchigiani, Preussag Arena, Hannover, Germany - WBO
2000-04-15 Dariusz Michalczewski w rtd 9 Graciano Rocchigiani, Preussag Arena, Hannover, Germany - WBO. Referee: Rudy Battle. Although the southpaw challenger took the second round on all three judges’ cards that was the last one he would win, Michalczewski (175) setting the pace and staying on top despite having to absorb several heavy punches. Rocchigiani (175) never stopped trying, forcing Michalczewski to work, but he fell further and further behind before being dropped for the first time in his career following a left hook to the body in the ninth. With Rocchigiani in real trouble, continually protecting his rib cage, he was retired on his stool during the interval.