Headlining an outdoors show in Corato, Italy,
Lezzi (32) faced late substitute Vallerio
Mazzulla, as original opponent Mirko Di
Carlantonio pulled out on short notice, but it
was still very much a competitive and
had not just come for a pay-check, and he tried
his best to make an impact from the start, but
it was the experience and cleaner punches of
Lezzi which decided the fight.
Fabio Macchiarola, Angelo Calia and Filippo
Catetlina all scored the fight 77-75 for Lezzi,
a clear indication that it was close and
won the IBF Youth world title in 2015, had a tough
run with mixed results between 2016 and 2021,
often going on the road and mostly losing
decisions to some of the best in Europe.
He has now
rededicated himself to another run as a champion,
and improved his professional record to a
deceiving 16-21-2 (3). Mazzulla (33), coming off a
victory in April, drops to 8-8-2 (3).