Nicolino Locche vs Antonio Cervantes

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Nicolino Locche vs Antonio Cervantes
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Date: 
Saturday, December 11, 1971
Location: 
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
Contracted Weight: 
140
Titles at Stake: 
WBA Light Welterweight World Title
Referee: 
Jose Gomez

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Result: Locche won via unanimous decision.




Fan Cards: Nicolino Locche vs Antonio Cervantes


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Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
NICOLINO LOCCHE
10
10
10
30
ANTONIO CERVANTES
9
9
9
27


Comments

what_is_the_default_password's picture

To whoever in possession of the complete footage of this fight (I believe it exists), if you happen to see my message please upload it to the internet for humanity deserves to see more of Nicolino Locche.

As only footage of parts of round 1, 8 and 15 is available online, all of which appears to be a highlight reel of Locche, my scorecard based on this highly limited footage should not be taken too seriously. However, given how nonchalantly and relaxed Locche was as he made a fool out of Cervantes I found no reason to question Locche's dominance in the unseen parts of the fight.

Round 1 and 15 mostly consisted of Locche clowning Cervantes while Locche displayed some good offense in round 8. I do not recall seeing Cervantes landing a single clean hit in the available footage.

I gave all three rounds to Locche despite his relative inactivity, because Locche was unquestionably the ring general inside the squared circle; Locche looked as relaxed in the ring as he was on his couch. I know some people (including actual judges) will award rounds to fighters for simply being the aggressor, even if their aggression is pathetically ineffective (Cervantes in this fight), I never believed in this philosophy. In fact, Locche was one of the few fighters in history who deserved to win rounds for his defensive acumen alone.