2001-09-24 Masamori Tokuyama w pts 12 Gerry Penalosa, The Arena, Yokohama, Japan - WBC

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2001-09-24 Masamori Tokuyama w pts 12 Gerry Penalosa, The Arena, Yokohama, Japan - WBC. Referee: Larry O’Connell. Scorecards: 116-113, 115-113, 115-113. In an exciting fight, Penalosa (115) went close to landing the championship as his persistent body punches continually hurt Tokuyama (115), but he was badly hampered from the middle rounds when sustaining nasty gashes on both head and face. Not as sharp as normal, the champion came back towards the end to outpunch the Filipino and maintain his grip on the title.