On November 5, in Rome, Italy, European middleweight champion Matteo Signani (navy of the Italian Coast Guard) defeated on factors Ruben Diaz (Spain) in the primary occasion of the present introduced by David Diamante, promoted by Opi Since 82-Matchroom-DAZN and streamed stay in 200 international locations by DAZN.
Signani was extra energetic and delivered extra punches than Ruben Diaz who had stated that win or lose this is able to have been his final struggle. That angle and a pair of years and 4 months of inactivity led Diaz to supply a nasty efficiency.
Signani at all times seemed accountable for the struggle and after 12 rounds the scorecards had been no shock: 115-113, 116-112 and 117-111. Interviewed after the win within the locker room by Matchroom YouTube channel, Signani had this to say: “I didn’t carry out nicely, however I used to be the very best man within the ring and the EBU belt continues to be in my palms.
“I paid one yr of inactivity, however within the second half of the match I improved and gave my greatest. I wish to struggle for the world middleweight championship. Defending once more the European title towards British Commonwealth champion Felix Money?
“I do know him and he’s a proficient boxer, however why fighing for the EBU belt once we may each struggle for the world title? In Italy, proper now, there are various proficient fighters. I wish to advise them to maintain on coaching significantly to make their goals come true.”
A number of days in the past Signani stated that he wish to struggle IBF world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.
If Avni Yldirim may get a struggle towards Canelo Alvarez, why Signani shouldn’t get a struggle towards GGG? After his second profitable protection of the European middleweight title, Matteo Signani’s report improves to 31-5-3 with 11 KOs.
The struggle that stole the present was the spectacular draw between European Union featherweight champion Mauro Forte and Francesco Grandelli. After 12 rounds of non cease motion with Forte being the aggressor most occasions, the judges scored 116-113 (Forte), 115-114 (Grandelli) and 114-114. Mauro Forte retains his belt and his report strikes to 16-0-2. Francesco Grandelli’s report is 15-1-2.
In an excellent welterweight struggle, Tony Dixon (UK, now 13-3) got here again after 2 years and wanted just one spherical to knock out Francesco Russo (Italy, now 10-2) with a punch to the temple.
In an excellent welterweight derby between Romans, Armando Casamonica (now 4-0) prevailed on factors over Mauro Loli (now 5-3) after 6 rounds.
Italian tremendous bantamweight champion Maria Cecchi (now 6-0) dominated Bec Connolly (UK, now 3-11) for 8 rounds and gained on factors producing an entertaining present.
Mild heavyweights: Hrvoje Sep (Croatia, now 11-0) defeated extra skilled Seryi Demchenko (Ukraine) and Voldy Toutin (France) debuted with a win over Jivan Smilic (Croatia).
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