1981-04-09 Sam Serrano w pts 15 Yasutsune Uehara, Prefectural Gym, Wakayama, Japan - WBA

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1981-04-09 Sam Serrano w pts 15 Yasutsune Uehara, Prefectural Gym, Wakayama, Japan - WBA. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Scorecards: 147-143, 144-142, 145-142. Keeping his distance and using his reach advantage well to score with sharp left jabs, Serrano (130) did his best to make sure that the man who took his title away would not be able to repeat that performance this time round. It was not until the 12th round that Uehara (129½) was able to really trouble the challenger when he landed a cracking right to the jaw, but the former rode out the storm to survive. Again, in the 14th, Serrano was under pressure from the right hand and combinations, but he boxed his way out of trouble before easing through the final session to land the unanimous decision and regain the title.