2005-04-16 Hozumi Hasegawa w pts 12 Veeraphol Sahaprom, Nihon Budokan Martial Arts Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBC

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2005-04-16 Hozumi Hasegawa w pts 12 Veeraphol Sahaprom, Nihon Budokan Martial Arts Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBC. Referee: Lupe Garcia. Scorecards: 115-113, 115-113, 116-112. Taking his time to get up and running, the champion dropped the opening three rounds as Hasegawa (118) sped around the ring, throwing fast southpaw combinations while proving very elusive. In the fourth, however, after Sahaprom (118) opened up to cut Hasegawa over the left eye he concentrated his attacks on the body for the next three sessions. Coming again in the ninth, Hasegawa went toe to toe with Sahaprom, almost dropping the champion in the tenth with a belting left hook before the latter desperately tried to avert defeat in the final two sessions to no avail.