Dariusz Michalczewski vs. Graciano Rocchigiani (2nd meeting)

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2000-04-15 : Dariusz Michalczewski 175 lbs beat Graciano Rocchigiani 175 lbs by RTD at 3:00 in round 9 of 12


- Rocchigiani failed to answer the bell for the 10th round
- In his previous bout in March 21, 1998, Rocchigiani had won the vacant WBC Light Heavyweight Title. However, shortly after that fight the WBC illegally down-graded Rocchigiani's classification to that of an 'interim' champion, and then stripped him outright. Rocchigiani sued the WBC and was awarded $31 million in damages. Also as a result of this lawsuit, a United States District Judge retroactively restored Rocchigiani’s official WBC Light Heavyweight championship status in April 2003, but only from 03-28-1998 up until the date of this bout.