1980-06-11 Lupe Pintor drew 15 Eijiro Murata, Martial Arts Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBC
11 June Lupe Pintor drew 15 Eijiro Murata, Martial Arts Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBC. Referee: Marty Denkin. Scorecards: 147-142, 144-146, 144-144. Having the longer reach, Murata (118) made life difficult for the hard-hitting champion and the contest went first one way and then the other. It was soon noticeable that Murata was throwing twice as many punches as his rival, but Pintor (118) was landing the harder ones. In the latter stages, although both men were bleeding from eye wounds it did not change the momentum and at the finish both men were extremely weary and glad it was over.