Fabio Turchi retains WBC belt, stops Tony Conquest in Florence | Boxing


Fabio “Stone Crusher” Turchi retained his WBC Worldwide silver cruiserweight title Friday night time with a seventh-round technical knockout of Tony Conquest in entrance of a vocal hometown crowd on the Teatro Obi Corridor in Florence, Italy.

Turchi, a 25-year-old Florence native, turned in a dominating efficiency as he improved to 16-Zero with 12 knockouts. After absorbing the ambiance inside the sector throughout his ring stroll, he took over the middle of the ring in the beginning, touchdown his jab and an occasional overhand proper. Conquest responded with an uppercut adopted by a left hook.

Neither man was afraid to throw punches however Turchi clearly took management of the combat. He was forward 40-37, 40-36 and 39-37 on the judges’ scorecards after 4 rounds, after which seemed to press his dominance within the fifth by leaning throughout Conquest and touchdown hooks to the physique.

With 40 seconds gone in Spherical 7, Conquest was down and in agony after a left hook caught him flush on the left eye. He signaled to his nook that he couldn’t proceed, and his nook responded by dropping out.  

The bout was a becoming primary occasion for the first card of Matchroom Boxing Italy’s eight-year partnership with OPI Since 82, Italy’s premier boxing promoter, and DAZN, the world’s first pure-sports stay and on-demand streaming service.

MORE: Be part of DAZN and watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15

Within the co-main occasion, Joe Hughes, who suffers from Erb’s palsy, which limits the usage of one in every of his arms, gained the EBU European tremendous light-weight title by break up choice over Andrea Scarpa. The judges scored the bout 118-111 and 116-112 for Hughes and 116-112 for Scarpa.

“It feels sensible,” Hughes mentioned after the combat. “I have been boxing for 20 years. I shouldn’t be doing a bodily factor and (now) I am European champion, I can’t clarify it.”

In different fights on the cardboard:

Martin J. Ward gained the vacant WBC Worldwide silver tremendous featherweight title by break up choice over Devis Boschiero (117-111 and 115-113 for Ward, 115-113 for Boschiero).

Orlando Flordigiglio defeated Frane Radnic by way of unanimous choice, incomes a 60-54 clear sweep of the decide’s scorecards within the six-round bout.

Giovanny Martinez defeated Carmine Tommasone, additionally by 60-54 scores on all three playing cards.

Mirko Natalizi moved to 3-Zero with a formidable victory over Miguel Aguilar, once more by 60-54 scores throughout the board.

John Dochery defeated Angel Mariano Castillo by second-round TKO.

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