Antonio Cervantes vs Nicolino Locche II

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Antonio Cervantes vs Nicolino Locche II
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Date: 
Saturday, March 17, 1973
Location: 
Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay, Venezuela
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
Contracted Weight: 
140
Titles at Stake: 
WBA Light Welterweight World Title
Referee: 
Luis Sulbaran

Official Judging
Judge A 98 - 96
Judge B 96 - 95
Judge C 97 - 95

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"Antonio Cervantes retained his WBA junior welterweight title with a TKO of Nicolino Locche of Argentina Saturday night. Locche, bleeding from a cut over the left eye, failed to come out for the 10h round. Cervantes dominated the fight at the Cesar Giron bullring from the outset with superior speed and punching power. Cervantes inflicted the cut over Locche's left eye in the 3rd round. Locche slowed down and could not get through to his taller opponent." -Associated Press

Purses: Cervantes - $50,000, Locche - $10,000




Fan Cards: Antonio Cervantes vs Nicolino Locche II


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Round
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2
3
4
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6
7
8
9
10
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12
Total
ANTONIO CERVANTES
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
88
NICOLINO LOCCHE
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
85


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Locche got old and slow, while Cervantes was at his peak. As a result, the outcome of the second fight was very different from the first one just two years ago.

But even a slow and badly cut Locche could still stick his head out and make Cervantes miss (which was crazy, since the horrible cut must had badly obscured Locche's vision), and despite the cut Locche was never badly hurt in the fight. Locche slowed and was more hit-able but his still had enough ring savvy to give Cervantes fits, with his assortment of feints, slips and shoulder roll. Unfortunately, his slowness meant he could not counter-attack effectively on Cervantes.

As for the cut itself, I suspect it might be caused by a clash of heads though it is hard to tell given the clarity of film for this fight is subpar, regardless the referee did not treat it as such.

I wish more complete fights of Locche can be found online.