2003-12-16 Mahyar Monshipour w rtd 7 Jairo Tagliaferro, Marcel Cerdan Sports Palace, Levallois-Perret, France - WBA

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2003-12-16 Mahyar Monshipour w rtd 7 Jairo Tagliaferro, Marcel Cerdan Sports Palace, Levallois-Perret, France - WBA. Referee: Armando Garcia. Making his first defence, the rugged Monshipour (119¾) had too much strength and aggression for Tagliaferro (122), who was never allowed to get into a rhythm and settle. Apart from landing a terrific right hand on Monshipour’s jaw in the fourth it was all one-way traffic. Then, after being hit by punches from all angles, especially uppercuts, and being bulled to the ropes on numerous occasions it came as no surprise when Tagliaferro’s corner pulled him out at the end of the seventh round.