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Giovanni De Carolis knocks out Vincent Feigenbutz in rematch

De Carolis now owns the WBA World Super Middleweight Championship, recently vacated by Andre Ward.

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Last October, Giovanni De Carolis learned not to leave it in the hands of the judges against a local favorite. Yesterday, he put that lesson to good use, knocking out German youngster Vincent Feigenbutz in Offenburg.

De Carolis had dominated Feigenbutz in their first bout, only to lose a decision. This time around, the fight was a bit more competitive and the judges a bit more reasonable; two had De Carolis (24-6, 12 KO) up 96-94 going into the eleventh, while a third had it 98-92 for him.

As it turned out, they weren't even necessary, as an overhand right sent Feigenbutz (21-1-1, 19 KO) Judah-ing to the ropes, where the Italian veteran slammed power punches into his face until the referee stepped in.

You can watch the whole fight here; the end begins at around 34:50.

With Andre Ward moving up to light heavyweight, De Carolis earned the vacant WBA super middleweight title with the victory. Where he goes from here is anyone's guess.

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