On Saturday at Klass Hotel in Castelfidardo (Central Italy), the 9th edition of the Italian Boxing Oscars took place. OPI 2000 was the only company to get 4 awards. Salvatore Cherchi was named “Promoter of the year.” Christian Cherchi got the “Manager of the year” prize. WBC world cruiserweight champion Giacobbe Fragomeni and WBC world flyweight champion Simona Galassi were voted male and female fighters of the year. On the same day, at Palaveneto in Ancona (Central Italy), OPI 2000 staged a show with six professional Italian fighters, including WBC #1 middleweight contender Domenico Spada, who won by 5th round DQ over Slovakian Robert Blazo. Spada’s record ups to 29 wins (14 KOs) and one loss. Also WBC female world flyweight champion Simona Galassi outpointed French Isabelle Leonardi (now, 4-4-1) in six rounds, in a non-title match. Galssi moves up to 10 wins (3 kos), 1 draw and 1 no-contest.
In other action:
Welterweight Ottavio Di Leo defeated Hungary’s Laszlo Robert Balogh (who had a record of 2-0-1) by 6th round stoppage due to a cut. Di Leo’s record moves to 7-0-1 (4 KOs).
Welterweight Antonio Moscatiello defeated Slovakian Julius Rafael (KO 1). It has to be noted that Moscatiello is the nephew of WBC world cruiserweight champion Giacobbe Fragomeni. Now, “Big” Antonio moves to 3-0, with 2 KOs.
Lightweight Carel Sandon defeated Giuseppe Facente on points after six rounds of action. Sandon in the nephew of all-time great Sumbu Kalambay. Now, Sandon’s record is made of 9 wins (2 KOs) in 9 fights.
Super lightweight Michele Focosi won over Slovakian Ivan Godor by 4th round disqualification. It’s the 5th win in as many fights (2 KOs) for Focosi.