Sebastian Sylvester vs. Giovanni Lorenzo

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2009-09-19 : Sebastian Sylvester 159¼ lbs beat Giovanni Lorenzo 160 lbs by SD in round 12 of 12

Close bout, with German Middleweight Sylvester outworking Lorenzo over the last three rounds to win the IBF middleweight title. Lorenzo, a Dominican fighting out of New York City, lost 12 round split decisions in two of his last three IBF-related bouts. Sylvester, 32-3 with 15 KOs, won the IBF version of the middleweight title vacated by Arthur Abraham, who moved up in weight. Lorenzo fell to 27-2, 19 KOs.