Michele Piccirillo vs. Cory Spinks (1st meeting)

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2002-04-13 : Michele Piccirillo 146½ lbs beat Cory Spinks 145½ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12

  • Location: Casino di Campione, Campione d'Italia, Lombardia, Italy
  • 115-112 116-111 115-112

Bout Summary

  • Spinks was the more active fighter, coming forward behind the jab and working combinations in the centre of the ring. Piccirillo looked to use his jab to set up right hands but was unable to connect as often.
  • Piccirillo was wobbled in rounds 2 and 7 by right hooks.

Notes

  • Spinks was cut over the right eye in round 5.
  • Spinks lost a point in round 6 for leading with his head.
  • Dan Rafael of USA Today said it was one of the most controversial decisions in modern boxing history.