2003-04-04 Salim Medjkoune w pts 12 Vincenzo Gigliotti, Sports Centre, Clermont Ferrand, France - WBA

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2003-04-04 Salim Medjkoune w pts 12 Vincenzo Gigliotti, Sports Centre, Clermont Ferrand, France - WBA. Referee: Luis Pabon. Scorecards: 115-113, 117-112, 116-111. Although making a successful first defence, Medjkoune (122) found the aggressive Gigliotti (122) a tough nut to crack and it was only in the last third that he pulled away. Head clashes were a constant problem as the men came together and Gigliotti was cut over the left eye in the third round and on the right optic three sessions later. Ultimately, it was the greater speed and variety that won the day for Medjkoune.