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1952-05-19 Yoshio Shirai w pts 15 Dado Marino, Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - WORLD. Referee: Kuniharu Hayashi. Scorecards: 149-145, 146-139, 149-146. Although not a classic the fight was grimly contested, with Shirai (111¾) making the most of his height and reach advantages and never allowing Marino (112) time to settle. There were no knockdowns. By his victory, Shirai became the first Japanese-born fighter to win a world title, thus opening the door for a whole raft of future champions.
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1952-05-19 [[Yoshio Shirai]] w pts 15 [[Dado Marino]], Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - WORLD. Referee: Kuniharu Hayashi. Scorecards: 149-145, 146-139, 149-146. Although not a classic the fight was grimly contested, with Shirai (111¾) making the most of his height and reach advantages and never allowing Marino (112) time to settle. There were no knockdowns.  
  
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By his victory, Shirai became the first Japanese-born fighter to win a world title, thus opening the door for a whole raft of future champions.
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Revision as of 07:03, 30 December 2011

1952-05-19 Yoshio Shirai w pts 15 Dado Marino, Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - WORLD. Referee: Kuniharu Hayashi. Scorecards: 149-145, 146-139, 149-146. Although not a classic the fight was grimly contested, with Shirai (111¾) making the most of his height and reach advantages and never allowing Marino (112) time to settle. There were no knockdowns.

By his victory, Shirai became the first Japanese-born fighter to win a world title, thus opening the door for a whole raft of future champions.