2001-11-03 Juan Carlos Gomez w rsc 6 Pietro Aurino, Hanse Hall, Lubeck, Germany - WBC
2001-11-03 Juan Carlos Gomez w rsc 6 Pietro Aurino, Hanse Hall, Lubeck, Germany - WBC. Referee: Mark Green. Outclassing his fellow-southpaw challenger in every round Gomez (190) continued to part-dominate a weight division with a distinct paucity of talent. Dramatically outreached Aurino (190) never had a chance, being dropped by a left cross to the head in the third and on the floor three more times, twice in the fifth and once in the sixth. At 1.42 of the sixth the referee jumped in to rescue the embattled Aurino, who appeared powerless to fight back.
Gomez relinquished his title in early March 2002 in order to campaign in the heavyweight division. To decide the vacancy, Wayne Braithwaite, who had beaten Louis Azille in an eliminator on 17 November, was matched against Vincenzo Cantatore, the WBC International champion.