By Enrico “Erik” Crociati
Italian welterweight boxing star Daniele Petrucci (26-0-1, 9 KOs) continued his impressive career with a successful effort to win an IBF Inter-Continental belt last Friday night in front of his adoring fans at the suggestive and historical location ‘Ponte Milvio’ in Roma, Italy. Petrucci outscored former South American contender Jorge Daniel Miranda (36-9, 13 KOs) over twelve entertaining and strong rounds of boxing and took home the IBF-I/C title at 147 lbs with the final scoresheets being 118-110, 117-111 and 120-112.
The ‘Roman Warrior’ Petrucci picked up the pace of the fight with a great array of punches and used an insightful jab to gain the control of the clash and his superior boxing skills were clear for every minute of the fight, the brave Argentian tried to re-enter in the fight but he did not have the tools to counter Petrucci’s speed and accurate attacks. It was another notable fight for Petrucci, always strong and consistent, for him it’s time to have an important chance at the top level.
On the undercard of a show staged by Davide Buccioni, light welterweight big puncher Federico Ranalli (3-0, 3 KOs) stopped overmatched Ivan Duvancic (0-7-1) of Croatia in two rounds, light middleweight IBF Youth titlist Adriano Cardarello (10-0, 2 KOs) scored a six round decision win over Zoran Cvek (5-11-2, 5 KOs) and middleweight rising star, unbeaten Manuel Ernesti (7-0, 3 KOs) continued his impressive progress boxing skills, outpointed over six round the combative veteran warrior Patrik Hruska (13-41, 4 KOs), finally, six rounds draw between local boy Massimiliano Buccheri (8-1-1) and stablemate Roberto Cocco (10-5-1, 5 KOs) at super middleweight limit.
The main event was televised in Italy by Dahlia TV.