Pala Atlantico, Rome – Heavyweight contender Guido Vianello (10-0-1, 9 KOs) was forced to go the full distance with an eight round unanimous decision victory over Jay McFarlane (13-7, 5 KOs).
In the co-feature, Mirko Natalizi (13-0, 8 KOs) holds the WBC International silver junior middleweight title with a five-round stoppage of Tony Dixon (13-4)
Over in Canada at Lac Leamy Casino, Gatineau – junior welterweight contender Yves Ulysse Jr. (22-2, 12 KOs) picked up a ten round unanimous decision victory over Jose Macias Enriquez (16-2-2). The scores were 97-93, 97-93 and 97-93.
In Zakopane, Poland – Mateusz Masternak (47-5, 31 KOs) picked up a twelve round unanimous decision over the previously undefeated Jason Whateley (10-1, 9 KOs) in an IBF cruiserweight world title eliminator. Whateley went down in the seventh round.
Masternak is now on the line for a world title fight against IBF champion Jai Opetaia.
Also on the card, two-time former cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (61-4-1, 41 KOs) knocked out Cesar Hernan Reynoso (17-18-4, 8 KOs) in six rounds.
In the Philippines, former world champion Reymart Gaballo (26-1, 21 KOs) returned to winning ways as he stopped Ricardo Sueno in the second round of their fight at Lagao Gym in General Santos City.
With the win, Gaballo added the WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental bantamweight belt and the WBO Oriental bantamweight belt.
Gaballo came in sharp and started throwing accurate shots at Sueno, dropping him straight to the temple in the opening round.
Sueno was tough in the second round but a right to the head put him back on the draw. Both fighters had a nice exchange when a left hook to the body sent Sueno down in the third round. In the final seconds of the round, a right to the head hit Sueno and sent him down for the fourth time. At this point, referee Almar Odiong saw enough and called off the fight.
In the co-main event, Sanman’s undefeated Ian Sampan (6-0) easily disposed of Joe Tejones by knocking him out in the first round and finishing in second place.