Daniele Scardina and Francesco Patera both triumph in Milan
The Milano Boxing Night promoted on October 1 at the historic Allianz Cloud in Milan (Italy) by Opi Since 82-Matchroom-DAZN which broadcast it live was a major success.
Entry to the arena was limited due to Covid-19 rules, but people bought all available tickets and made a lot of noise in support of the Italian fighters.
In the main event, local hero Daniele Scardina only needed four rounds to convince Jurgen Doberstein to quit. Daniele Scardina won the vacant WBO Intercontinental Super Middleweight Championship.
Scardina punched Doberstein at will and looked so dominant that a knockout was easily predictable. The day before the weigh-in at the plugged-in Terrazza Duomo 21 in the heart of the city, Scardina coach Dino Spencer said: “Doberstein is a good fighter who moves a lot and uses the entire perimeter of the ring to his advantage.
“He doesn’t stand in the middle of the ring and don’t fight. We want to bring it to the center of the ring and it will take a few turns. We will win by KO in the last laps. They got it in the 5th round. Daniele Scardina’s record is now 20-0 with 16 distance wins. Jurgen Doberstein is 26-5-1.
Belgian of Italian descent Francesco Patera had even less need to stop Devis Boschiero: A legitimate punch opened a cut on Boschiero’s eyebrow and the doctor had no choice but to stop the fight during of the third round.
Former European lightweight champion Francesco Patera is the new WBO Intercontinental lightweight champion. His record improves to 24-3 while Boschiero’s is now 48-7-2.
Italian welterweight champion Nicholas Esposito delivered an excellent performance against Emanuele Cavallucci stealing the show: Cavallucci came to Milan to win the belt and did his part to make the fight spectacular.
The two fighters threw a lot of punches, Mexican style, and the spectators went wild. This is the second time in a row that Nicholas Esposito has produced a great fight and won with the Italian title on the line. He became champion by beating veteran Tobia Loriga on points after a fantastic Mexican pelée here in Milan. This time he won on points by unanimous decision. Nicholas Esposito is now 15-0 while Cavallucci falls to 12-4-1.
In another action, talented super welterweight Samuel Nmomah (15-0 with 4 KOs) hit Irish champion Craig O’Brien so hard that O’Brien’s corner threw in the towel in the third round. Veteran Oleskander Yegorov resigned against super bantamweight prospect Vincenzo La Femina in the sixth round. British prospect Sandy Ryan stopped in the fourth round Alexandra Vujovic and American welterweight of Albanian descent Reshat Mati won on points against Vladislav Baranov.
Opi Since 82 promoter Alessandro Cherchi commented: “The fights were entertaining, the fans bought all the tickets and went home happy. When the rules allow us to use the whole arena (5,300 seats), I’m sure we’ll be selling a record number of tickets.