2002-08-24 Sirimongkol Singmanasak w co 2 Kengo Nagashima, Ryoguku Sumo Arena, Tokyo, Japan - WBC
2002-08-24 Sirimongkol Singmanasak w co 2 Kengo Nagashima, Ryoguku Sumo Arena, Tokyo, Japan - WBC. Referee: Richie Davies. Contested for the vacant title after Floyd Mayweather Jr had relinquished his belt on winning the WBC championship, the hard-punching Singmanasak (130), a former WBC bantamweight champion, made good his opportunity when knocking out the southpaw Nagashima (130) with a crashing right to the jaw at 2.22 of the second. Following a feeling-out first round, with Nagashima moving and jabbing, Singmanasak got his right hand working to blast the former to the canvas twice prior to the count-out in the second. Although Singmanasak mistakenly threw a punch while his opponent was down and was rightly docked a point, ultimately it counted for nothing when Nagashima failed to take advantage of the extra breather.