1970-01-06 Johnny Famechon w co 14 (15) Fighting Harada, Municipal Gym, Tokyo, Japan - WBC
1970-01-06 Johnny Famechon w co 14 (15) Fighting Harada, Municipal Gym, Tokyo, Japan - WBC. Referee: Nicholas Pope. In a return by public demand, the champion was a far different proposition this time round, using his speed and countering left jabs to pick up the points and keep Harada (126) at bay. Harada finally got to Famechon (124¾) in the tenth round when a right cross put the latter down for the mandatory ‘eight’ and after going all out for a stoppage in the 11th he was himself knocked down for ‘eight’ by a hard left in the 12th. Now Famechon was on the warpath as he blitzed Harada throughout the 13th and continued where he left off in the 14th, by forcing a standing ‘eight’ count on Harada who was helpless on the ropes. With the bit between the teeth, Famechon would not be denied and solid left-rights battered Harada on to the ring apron where he was counted out at 1.09 of the session.