Anthony Ferrante 175 lbs lost to Chuck Mussachio 174 lbs by UD in round 10 of 10
- Date: 2010-06-04
- Location: Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
- Judge: Debra Barnes 92-98
- Judge: Tony Perez 93-97
- Referee: Brian O'Melia
- Judge: Ron McNair 94-96
In an all-Italian main event of an eight bout fight card at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, promoted by Diane Lee Fischer's Dee Lee Promotions, Chuck 'The Professor' Mussachio of Wildwood, New Jersey, won a unanimous ten round decision over unbeaten defending champion Anthony Ferrante of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to win the United States WBF Light Heavyweight championship. Wild-eyed and hungry, Mussachio threw a mix of jabs and power shots that frustrated Ferrante all night. After a cautious first round, Mussachio appeared to win rounds 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, landing accurate power shots in center ring and off the ropes. Ferrante landed some counters, but was getting hit too much and could not defend against the punches coming in, which were too numerous. Whenever Ferrante did land a punch, Mussachio dropped his hands and taunted his opponent to try again. In round seven, a huge mouse appeared under Ferrante's right eye. In rounds seven and eight, Mussachio punched Ferrante from one side of the ring to the other, but Ferrante did not fall. At the end of round eight, a large cut appeared under Mussachio's left eye. In a turnaround, Mussachio appeared almost out of gas in round nine, and Ferrante landed some big left hands to win the round as Mussachio grabbed on to survive. Both fighters were out of gas in round ten, and mostly held onto each other to survive to the final bell. In the post fight interview, Mussachio, who is also a guidance counselor, noted he had been offered an IBO Intercontinental title bout with Karo Murat in Germany for Fall 2010 and was considering it, but needed time to recover as Ferrante had broken his nose. Mussachio now 16-1-2, 6 kayos. Ferrante falls to 9-1, 4 kayos. Mussachio was warned twice for elbowing.