2002-08-17 Daniel Santos w pts 12 Mehrdud Takaloo, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales - WBO
2002-08-17 Daniel Santos w pts 12 Mehrdud Takaloo, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales - WBO. Referee: Genaro Rodriguez. Scorecards: 116-112, 117-110, 116-111. Cut over the right eye as early as the opening round, although Takaloo (154) bravely stuck to the task he never looked likely to upset the smooth-moving southpaw champion. It was a solid performance from Santos (154), his accurate punching and excellent movement keeping him in control, and although the English-based Iranian did his best he was up against a man who was always one move ahead.