1983-06-23 Jiro Watanabe w pts 15 Roberto Ramirez, The Prefectural Gym, Sendai, Japan - WBA

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1983-06-23 Jiro Watanabe w pts 15 Roberto Ramirez, The Prefectural Gym, Sendai, Japan - WBA. Referee: Marty Denkin. Scorecards: 141-141, 143-141, 143-140. Ramirez (114) turned out to be a very stubborn challenger indeed. After taking two compulsory 'eight' counts in the first round before being dropped in the fourth and ninth sessions from heavy rights, he came back to work the body throughout while running Watanabe (114¾) close.