Sunday, August 14, 2005

Mayorga nabs WBC super-welterweight belt

CHICAGO (United Center) -- Former welterweight world champion Ricardo Mayorga, 27-5-1 (23 KOs), Nicaragua, 154, captured the vacant WBC super-welterweight title Saturday night with a hard-fought 12 round decision over Michele Piccirillo, 44-2, 1 NC (28 KOs), Italy, 154. Scoring was 117-110, 117-108 and 120-105 (a score that was way off). Piccirillo was down twice in round two and once in round four. The bout was on the undercard of the Rahman-Barrett WBC “Interim” Heavyweight title match.

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