By Enrico ‘Erik’ Crociati
Italian featherweight Davide Dieli (7-1, 3 KOs) won a convincing ten-round unanimous decision over veteran warrior Massimo Morra (21-5-3, 7 KOs) last Friday at Cieloverde Village in Marina di Grosseto, Italy. With the win Dieli won the Italian title at 126 lbs. It was a heated fight, with a football-like atmosphere, until the interruption both fighters gave more than expected and went toe-to-toe without any stop with competing fans screaming to support their hero.
Showing great physical condition, Morra came forward in his usual aggressive style and pressed his challenger starting from the opening minutes but Dieli produced a magnificent display of heart and determination, used his superior ring craft with a dangerous jab work and an accurate counter punch activity to gain the control of the clash, Morra proved every bit as tough but Dieli was simply too strong and consistent and his youth and superior boxing skills were evident over the ten rounds, there were no knockdowns and at the final bell both fighters were given a standing ovation for a very strong and entertaining fight. The Three judges scored the bout 96-92, 96-94 and 96-95 for the new Italian champ. (Fightnews had it 96-92 from Dieli).
On the undercard of a show staged by Rosanna Conti Cavini, in front of a full packed arena, the undefeated Italian super middleweight champ Andrea Di Luisa (9-0, 9 KO’s) showed his big punch and destroyed Hungarian no-hoper Janos Olah (5-5, 3 KOs) in less than three minutes with a powerful and perfectly timed right hook to the body.
Finally, featherweight prospect Giuseppe Di Micco (7-0, 3 KOs) outpointed trialhorse Cristian Nicolae (2-64, 1 KO) over six caothic and bloody rounds of boxing.
The entire card was televised by Rai Sport Più