1971-10-31 Koichi Wajima w pts 15 Carmelo Bossi, Nihon University Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan - WBA/WBC
1971-10-31 Koichi Wajima w pts 15 Carmelo Bossi, Nihon University Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan - WBA/WBC. Referee: Harold Valan. Scorecards: 72-70, 68-67, 70-73. Carrying the fight to Bossi (153¼) from the start, Wajima (152¾) bobbed and weaved his way in to the attack in such a manner that belied the fact that he’d only been boxing for three years. There was no doubt that Wajima’s unorthodox tactics completely took the wind out of the champion’s sails, perplexing him and bewildering him to the point that he was forced to hold at every opportunity. With Wajima getting stronger as the contest moved into the latter stages, Bossi was forced into all-out retreat and at the final bell his face was reddened and swollen from the punches that he’d been forced to endure.