Francesco Grandelli (Italy) scored a spectacular split decision to outpoint Britain’s Reece Bellotti and claim the vacant WBC International 126 Lbs Silver title.

Referee            Massimo Barrovecchio       Italy

Victor Loughlin                    95  96       Bellotti

Francisco Alloza Rosa     96  94        Grandelli

Guido Cavalleri                    96  95       Grandelli                       

WBC Supervisor Mauro BETTI (WBC VP)

At ringside WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and “Manos de Piedra” Roberto Duran

It proved a tough night for Reece Bellotti who lost a split decision to Francesco Grandelli for the vacant WBC international super featherweight Silver title.   The fight was still a draw on two cards in round eight, but Grandelli was far quicker on his feet landing more in the last two rounds.   Realising he heading to a points loss, the Italian stepped up his punch volume piling on the pressure in the final two rounds to take the bout on points and a well deserved win in a very good contest.   The Championship took place in Trento (Italy) on October 11 , staged by Opi Since ’82 of Salvatore Cherchi and Matchroom UK of Eddie Hearn.

Former WBC International SILVER Champions in this weight class

Aram Avagyan   Armenia

Reece Bellotti   England

Jon Slowey   Scotland

Choi Tseveenpurev   Mongolia

Rey Bautista   Philippines * Interim