At the Allianz Cloud, Milan, Lombardia, Italy, Friday, Matchroom Boxing – Eddie Hearn and OPI Since 82 – Salvatore Cherchi, presented Daniele “King Toretto” Scardina won in stopping Cesar “Bam-Bam” Nunez in the Main Event for the vacant EBU European Union Super Middleweight title of a close fight until the stoppage.
In the Main Event Daniele “King Toretto” Scardina, 19-0 (15), #166 1/4, of Italy and Miami, FL, stopped Cesar “Bam-Bam” Nunez, 17-3-1 (9), #167 ¼, Pamplona, SP, for the vacant EBU European Union Super Middleweight title, – at 2:55 of the eighth of close scheduled 12.
In the first round half of the fight it was Nunez coming forward with Scardina countering with his jab. In the sixth a sweeping right caught the mark from Nunez time and again hurting Scardina who came back in the final minute. In the eighth Scardina drew blood from the nose of Nunez. In the ninth round over half a dozen rights from Scardina had Nunez heading toward the canvas as the referee was waving it off. Nunez got up and was not happy with the finish.
Welter IBF International champion Maxim Prodan, 19-0-1 (15), #145 3/4, of UKR and Milan, IT, was fortunate due to a questionable stoppage to defeat Nicola Cristofori, 11-3-2 (1), #146 1/2, of Ferrara, Emilia Romagna, IT, at 1:50 of the tenth and final round.
In the first four rounds Cristofori moved well landing an effective jab like a matador Cristofori had Prodan walking into jabs unable to cut off the ring. In the fifth round with 0:50 left a left hook near the back of the head from Prodan knocked Cristofori to the canvas but he was able to get to the end of the round. In the seventh through the ninth Cristofori was back in control. In the tenth and final round a left hook from Prodan knocked Cristofori into a corner. Cristofori pointing to the slippery canvas was caught with three left hooks to the head with the final one drawing blood from his right eyebrow causing the referee to wave it off. Cristofori was well on his way to a decision win when it was stopped to the shock of all viewers.
Italian Welterweight champion Tobia Giuseppe Loriga, 32-9-3 (6), #145 ¾, of Crotone, Calabria, IT, lost his title to Nicholas “The Good Boy” Esposito, 14-0 (5), #146 ¾, of Lombardia, IT, over 10 hard fought rounds.
In the fourth round Esposito continued to put plenty of pressure on the 43 year-old champion Loriga with a clash of heads resulting in a small cut on the left eyebrow of Esposito and in the fifth round another cut under the right eyebrow. In the seventh round Esposito had the bridge of the nose of Loriga’s cut. In the tenth and final round Esposito started moving and countering in a close fight. Esposito’s face looked like the loser but all 3 judges had it 97-93 with this writers 96-94 for the new champion.
Middleweight southpaw Mirko “Terminator” Natalizi, 10-0 (7), #158 ½, of Roma, Lazio, IT, stopped southpaw Islam Teffahi, 22-9-2 (5), #158 ¼, of Tunisia, and Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, BELG, at 1:50 of the fourth round of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first round Mirko came out southpaw taking round easily over southpaw Teffahi. In the fourth round a pair of rights from Mirko on the chin of Teffahi and down he went. Referee waved it off.
Featherweight Vincenzo “Winchester” La Femina, 7-0 (3), #127 ¼, of Campania, IT, defeated durable Pablo “El Capitan” Narvaez, 9-22-7 (1), #127 ¾, of SP, Matiguas, NIC, over 6 rounds. All scores 60-54.
In the first three rounds La Femina used good combinations to head and body of Narvaez until the final 0:16 of the third when Narvaez landed a solid overhand right to the chin. In the final three rounds the aggressive La Femina continued to win each round almost stopping Narvaez in the final minute of the fight.