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On Saturday June 26th 1999, in Montoro Inferiore, Italy, Raymond Joval (The Netherlands) became the new WBU world middleweight champion as Agostino Cardamone (Italy) retired near the end of the 9th round.

Joval, always on top, was leading on the judges' scorecards by one, two and five points. In the fifth round, the referee took away one point from the Dutch fighter.

Joval now improves to 23 wins and 1 loss, with 13 KOs. His only loss came to the current European and WBC/International middleweight champion Erland Betare of France.

Cardamone falls to 33 wins and 3 losses, with 15 KOs. This former Italian and two-time European middleweight champion fought Julian Jackson for the vacant WBC middleweight title, but was stopped in the second round. Cardamone won the WBU world title last December by knocking out compatriot Silvio Branco in the 10th round. He made one successful defence of the WBU world title in a rematch with Branco in March of this year, this time winning on points.

Referee: Johnny Femia (Mississippi, USA)
Des Bloyd (Australia)
Kevin McCarl (Montana, USA)
Steven Weisfield (New Jersey, USA)

Fight Commissioner: Bobby Rodgers (UK)

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