Milan based cruiserweight Giacobbe Fragomeni continued his career resurrection tonight, outpointing seasoned veteran Vincenzo Rossitto over twelve rounds to annex the vacant European Union title at Centro Polivalente in San Genesio, Italy.
Fragomeni, 23-1 (10), took his time probing the defenses of the his countryman Rossitto, 34-5-2 (20), but as the bout progressed the short, powerful 37 year old began to exert control behind an aggressive, combination fueled approach that swept the scorecards 116-112, 116-113 and 115-113.
Fragomeni has now won two in a row since losing a very competitive European title bid to David Haye last November and could be heading into a clash with current holder of that title, Vincenzo Cantatore. Rossitto loses for the first time on five bouts since getting stopped in two by Haye in October, 2005.
There was some other high profile action on the bill with three favored fighters all winning six rounders.
Ex-IBF Welter and European Light Middle champ Michele Piccirillo, 48-3 (30), won his fourth in a row while staying busy against French journeyman Sylvain Touzet, 9-16 (4).
Another former European champ, ex-two time world light welter title challenger Gianluca Branco, 38-2 (20), outpointed Polish import Arlek Malek, 4-10-2 (2), and middleweight Domenico Spada, 23-1 (12), bounced back from narrow defeat in March to win a confidence builder against Hungarian trial horse Atilla Kiss, 7-42-3 (1).