1977-06-07 Eddie Gazo w rtd 11 (15) Koichi Wajima, Martial Arts Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBA
1977-06-07 Eddie Gazo w rtd 11 (15) Koichi Wajima, Martial Arts Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Jay Edson. Right from the start the challenger did not appear to be his normal self, despite confusing Gazo (152½) with his stance and sudden punching from a crouching position, and as the contest proceeded his power gradually diminished. Both men suffered cuts early on, Wajima (154) on the forehead in the second and Gazo over the left eye in the third. From the fourth through the tenth, with Gazo piling up points as Wajima tired the deficit became even greater. This was especially noticeable when Wajima was being belted against the ropes in the eighth and ninth sessions. Right on the bell to end the tenth Wajima was dropped by a right to the jaw, and although he came out for the 11th he was soon in further trouble. After being floored for the second time, by a cracking left hook, when Wajima was back on his feet his corner threw the towel in on the 45-second mark to save their fighter from taking further punishment.