1975-01-08 Miguel Canto w pts 15 Shoji Oguma, Miyagi Sports Centre, Sendai, Japan - WBC
1975-01-08 Miguel Canto w pts 15 Shoji Oguma, Miyagi Sports Centre, Sendai, Japan - WBC. Referee: Jay Edson. Scorecards: 147-145, 149-145, 147-147. Making a cautious start, Canto (111) used the ring well and proved too experienced for the champion, despite Oguma (111¾) scoring with solid punches. Although Canto was on the floor four times in all, they were all classified as slips, while the southpaw champion was dropped in round 13. Contested at an extremely fast pace it was always close and could have gone either way, but at the final bell it was Canto’s mobility and sharper punching which swung it.