The Associated Press
Oct. 06, 1997
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) _ Lennox Lewis, 244, Britain, stopped Andrew Golota, 244, Chicago, at 1:35 of the first round, to retain his WBC heavyweight title; Arturo Gatti, 146, Jersey City, N.J., stopped Gabriel Ruelas, 145 1/2, Sylmar, Calif., at 2:22 of the fifth round, to retain his IBF junior lightweight title; Fernando Vargas, 149, Oxnard, Calif., stopped Alex Quiroga, 153, Miami, at 2:53 of the sixth round, welterweights; Antonio Tarver, 178, Orlando, Fla., oputpointed Berry Butler, 180, Greenville, S.C., 6, light heavyweights; Joel Casamayor, 131, Miami, stopped Julio Gervacio, 131, Dominican Republic, at 1:46 of the second round, junior lightweights; Jesus Chavez, 129, Mexico, stopped Troy Dorsey, 129, Mansfield, Texas, 7, super featherweights.
HANNOVER, Germany (AP) _ Carl Thompson, Britain, outpointed Ralf Rocchigiani, Germany, 12, to capture the WBO cruiserweight title; Dariusz Michalczewski, Germany, stopped Nicky Piper, Wales, 7, to retain his WBO light heavyweight title.
VIBO VALENTIA, Italy (AP) _ Giovanni Parisi, 138, Italy, stopped Nigel Wenton, 139, England, 7, to retain his WBO super lightweight title.
VILLEBON-SUR-YVETTE France (AP) _ Julien Lorcy, France, drew with Arnulfo Castillo, Mexico, 12, super featherweights.