1972-10-03 Koichi Wajima w co 3 (15) Matt Donovan, Nihon University Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan - WBA/WBC

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1972-10-03 Koichi Wajima w co 3 (15) Matt Donovan, Nihon University Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan - WBA/WBC. Referee: Takeo Ugo. Wading in to Donovan (151¾) almost from the opening gong, throwing lefts and rights to the body, the champion took the first round by a wide margin. It was much of the same in the second round as Wajima (150½) continued to go for Donovan with hard punches to head and body, and apart from landing with a few straight lefts the latter was again very much on the run. With there being no respite in the third as Wajima kept his work-rate going, after 53 seconds of the session Donovan was counted out, having been dropped by a cracking left hook to the jaw following a flurry of heavy blows.