Boxing, World Light Heavyweight Championship: Turchi yields on points with honor

In the Ibo challenge against the undefeated Australian Masson, the Florentine fights on equal terms but the verdict rewards the boxer from Brisbane

A missed opportunity, a great regret. Fabio Turchi loses the world challenge for the Ibo light heavyweight world title against the Australian Floyd Masson on points (13 wins). A very intense match played in the ring at the Eatons Hill Hotel in Brisbane, in which both contenders gave everything they had, not sparing themselves for all twelve rounds. All the rounds were characterized by combinations, carried by both Turchi and Masson, very powerful and precise from a very short distance, which inflamed the audience in the stands. In the end, the judges awarded the home boxer with a unanimous verdict (115-112; 115-112; 117-110), who, during the post-match interview, honored the Florentine, author of a superlative performance in all respects points of view.