1976-03-06 David Kotey w rsc 12 (15) Flipper Uehara, The Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana - WBC

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1976-03-06 David Kotey w rsc 12 (15) Flipper Uehara, The Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana - WBC. Referee: Harry Gibbs. Showing his class, Kotey (126) speared the shorter Uehara (124½) with left jabs, followed by hooks and uppercuts to head and body from the opening bell, and for five rounds the challenger looked to be on his way out. However, recharging his batteries, Uehara came back strongly in rounds six and seven as he tried to find the punch that would turn things around, but it was Kotey all the way from the eighth onwards. With Uehara noticeably puffy around the eyes the referee called for a doctor’s inspection in the 11th. Although the man from Japan was allowed to continue the intervention eventually arrived in the 12th when Kotey opened up to have his rival defenceless.