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Cristian Sanavia Retires, DeGale TKO Loss Was The End

By Per Ake persson

37-year old Italian super middleweight Cristian Sanavia, 45-6-1, has announced his retirement. Sanavia was last seen a few weeks ago in Denmark getting stopped by champion James DeGale in an EBU title fight.
 
Sanavia turned pro in 1997 and became national middleweight champ in 99 and won the EBU title in 2001. In 2004 Cristian won the WBC super middleweight title with a split decision win over Markus Beyer in what was regarded as a huge upset and he lost the rematch.
 
Sanavia remained in the top in Europe and figured in a number of close, controversial fights against the likes of Danilo Haussler (twice), Devi Gogiya and Karo Murat (twice).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by micky1971 on 05-02-2012

i must admit, if i were the loser against somebody like de"fail" i would not fight anymore. this is because i would be seen as a really sheeeit fighter for losing to somebody who is also really sheeeeit. i will…

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