1980-09-17 Hilario Zapata w rsc 11 (15) Shigeo Nakajima, Civic Centre, Gifu, Japan - WBC

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1980-09-17 Hilario Zapata w rsc 11 (15) Shigeo Nakajima, Civic Centre, Gifu, Japan - WBC. Referee: Rudy Jordan. In a return, Zapata (107¾) won every round while making good use of his nine-inch extra reach. Cutting Nakajima (107¾) badly over the right eye, from the sixth round onwards Zapata was totally dominant, his speed being a major factor. Nailed by a cluster of punches in the 11th, the challenger was rescued by the referee on the 2.56 mark to save him from taking more unnecessary punishment.