1976-01-12 Ben Villaflor w rsc 13 (15) Morito Kashiwaba, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBA
1976-01-12 Ben Villaflor w rsc 13 (15) Morito Kashiwaba, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Carlos Padilla. Lashing out with heavy southpaw rights and lefts, Villaflor (128) dropped the challenger in the second and third rounds and looked to be well on the way to an early win. Kashiwaba (130), cut over the right eye in the fourth, had other ideas however, proving both durable and game as he took Villaflor’s best punches when repeatedly hammered into the ropes. He also picked up further damage to his nose and mouth, while Villaflor was cut over the right eye in the 11th. Eventually, with Villaflor scoring at will with the right jab, and the by now defenceless Kashiwaba’s injuries worsening, the referee rescued the latter at 1.29 of the 13th.