2005-02-26 Fabrice Tiozzo w rsc 6 Dariusz Michalczewski, Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany - WBA
2005-02-26 Fabrice Tiozzo w rsc 6 Dariusz Michalczewski, Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany - WBA. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Looking ring rusty, the former WBO champion lost the opening three rounds as Tiozzo (174¼) quickly got down to work with solid blows from both hands going in. His attacks on the the body were also softening up Michalczewski (175). Although Michalczewski came back to take the fourth round, he was soon running out of ideas before being dropped in round six and then being stopped at 2.05 of the session when under terrific pressure from lefts and rights to the head. On 27 July 2006, Silvio Branco won the vacant WBA ‘interim’ title when outpointing Manny Siaca over 12 rounds at the Vigorelli Velodrome, Milan, Italy. Branco was installed as the champion on 21 October 2006 after Tiozzo, who had been due to defend against Hugo Hernan Garay, announced his retirement from the ring on 19 October 2006.