2000-11-25 Artur Grigorian w pts 12 Antonio Pitalua, Preussag Hall, Hannover, Germany - WBO

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2000-11-25 Artur Grigorian w pts 12 Antonio Pitalua, Preussag Hall, Hannover, Germany - WBO. Referee: Michael Ortega. Scorecards: 114-112, 116-111, 115-112. Having dictated matters through the opening five rounds with his extra speed and accurate southpaw jab, the champion was hurt by Pitalua (134) late in the sixth before coming under attack again in the seventh and being dropped by a short right in the eighth. After Grigorian (134¾) was deducted a point in the ninth for hitting behind the head, there was nothing between the two men at that stage. Then, with Pitalua throwing caution to the wind as he relentlessly charged in, Grigorian showed his extra class when measuring him with solid left-hand counters over the remaining three sessions to make sure of the verdict.