Arturo Gatti vs. Wilson Rodriguez
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1996-03-23 : Arturo Gatti 130 lbs beat Wilson Rodriguez 128 lbs by KO at 2:16 in round 6 of 12
- Location: Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, New York, USA
- Referee: Wayne Kelly
- Judge: George Colon 47-46
- Judge: Manuel De Casas 45-48
- Judge: John Poturaj 45-48
- International Boxing Federation Junior Lightweight Title (1st defense of Gatti)
- Time: 2:16
- Weights: Gatti 130 lbs, Rodriguez 128 lbs
- Gatti was down in round two.
- After losing a point for low blows in round 5, Gatti floors Rodriguez with a hook to the body during the last minute of the round.
- After landing many borderline body blows in round six, Gatti knocks out Rodriguez with a left hook to the head. It would take more than a minute for Rodriguez to get off the canvas and reach his corner.
- By the end of the fight, Gatti was sporting a knob-like puff under the right eye.