Antonio Cervantes vs. Nicolino Locche (2nd meeting)

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1973-03-17 : Antonio Cervantes 139½ lbs beat Nicolino Locche 139 lbs by RTD at 3:00 in round 9 of 15

  • Location: Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay, Venezuela
  • Referee: Luis Sulbaran
Locche bleeding from a cut over over the left eye failed to come out for the tenth.

"Antonio Cervantes retained his WBA junior welterweight title with a TKO of Nicolino Locche of Argentina Saturday night. Locche, bleeding from a cut over the left eye, failed to come out for the 10h round. Cervantes dominated the fight at the Cesar Giron bullring from the outset with superior speed and punching power. Cervantes inflicted the cut over Locche's left eye in the 3rd round. Locche slowed down and could not get through to his taller opponent." -Associated Press

Scorecards (all for Cervantes)

  • 98-96
  • 96-95
  • 97-95

  • Purses: Cervantes - $50,000, Locche - $10,000