1972-03-04 Masao Ohba w pts 15 Susumu Hanagata, Nihon University Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan - WBA

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1972-03-04 Masao Ohba w pts 15 Susumu Hanagata, Nihon University Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Hiroyuki Tezaki. Scorecards: 72-68, 74-69, 71-71. Although there were plenty of rugged exchanges, Ohba (111½) quickly settled into a jab-and-move routine as the tough Hanagata (111½) swung in punches from all angles. The challenger, who finished with swollen eyes, was always looking to get to close quarters but apart from the odd occasion he was thwarted.