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