1954-05-24 Yoshio Shirai w pts 15 Leo Espinosa, Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - WORLD

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1954-05-24 Yoshio Shirai w pts 15 Leo Espinosa, Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - WORLD. Referee: Isamu Itu. Scorecards: 147-145, 149-145, 141-142. Espinosa (111) got in the first telling punch in the third round, prior to opening up a cut over the champion’s right eye in the sixth. Seemingly behind coming into the 13th, Shirai (110¾) opened up with both hands and although being met head on by the challenger he impressed two of the judges enough to get the nod.   
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1954-05-24 [[Yoshio Shirai]] w pts 15 [[Leo Espinosa]], Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - WORLD. Referee: Isamu Itu. Scorecards: 147-145, 149-145, 141-142. Espinosa (111) got in the first telling punch in the third round, prior to opening up a cut over the champion’s right eye in the sixth. Seemingly behind coming into the 13th, Shirai (110¾) opened up with both hands, and although being met head on by the challenger he impressed two of the judges enough to get the nod.   
  
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1954-05-24 Yoshio Shirai w pts 15 Leo Espinosa, Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - WORLD. Referee: Isamu Itu. Scorecards: 147-145, 149-145, 141-142. Espinosa (111) got in the first telling punch in the third round, prior to opening up a cut over the champion’s right eye in the sixth. Seemingly behind coming into the 13th, Shirai (110¾) opened up with both hands, and although being met head on by the challenger he impressed two of the judges enough to get the nod.

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