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Curry Defeats Aquino; Rosi Scores Knockout

January 04, 1988

Former welterweight champion Donald Curry continued his comeback Sunday by scoring a unanimous 12-round decision over Lupe Aquino in a super-welterweight bout at Genoa, Italy.

On that same card, Gianfranco Rosi of Italy, the World Boxing Council super welterweight champ, defended his title by knocking out Duane Thomas of Detroit. Rosi will now defend his title on April 8 against Curry.

Curry, of Fort Worth, Tex., piled up a wide advantage by landing fast left hooks and precise combinations to the body and to the head of the 25-year-old Mexican.

On the three judges' cards, Curry won 119-108, 119-112, and 118-110.

Curry, who has a 29-2 record with 20 knockouts, lost his welterweight title in September, 1986, to Britain's Lloyd Honeyghan.

Curry started his comeback last July 18 by stopping Mike McCallum for the vacant World Boxing Assn. junior-middleweight title.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Tuesday January 5, 1988 Home Edition Sports Part 3 Page 8 Column 1 Sports Desk 1 inches; 33 words Type of Material: Correction
Donald Curry did not beat Mike McCallum last July 18 for the vacant World Boxing Assn. junior-middleweight championship as reported in Monday's editions of The Times. McCallum retained the title by knocking Curry out in the fifth round.

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