2000-12-09 Virgil Hill w rsc 1 Fabrice Tiozzo, Astro Bullet Arena, Villeurbanne, France - WBA

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2000-12-09 Virgil Hill w rsc 1 Fabrice Tiozzo, Astro Bullet Arena, Villeurbanne, France - WBA. Referee: Luis Pabon. In becoming the oldest man to win the cruiserweight title the 36-year-old former light heavyweight champion, who had not boxed for over 18 months, created a major shock when stopping Tiozzo (190) with just one second of the opening round remaining. Immediately on the attack behind a solid left jab the much faster Hill (190) soon had Tiozzo over from a right to the face, and although the champion was quickly back into the fray a left to the jaw had him down again. With Hill not letting up, following a battery of blows from both hands Tiozzo was on his way down for the third time when mercifully rescued by the referee.