1982-04-08 Jiro Watanabe w pts 15 Rafael Pedroza, Prefectural Gym, Osaka, Japan - WBA

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1982-04-08 Jiro Watanabe w pts 15 Rafael Pedroza, Prefectural Gym, Osaka, Japan - WBA. Referee: Larry Rozadilla. Scorecards: 150-135, 149-136, 148-138. Having already lost a close contest for the WBC title a year earlier, Watanabe (114¼), a clever southpaw, was not going to slip up the second time around and in controlling the fight he outsped and outpunched Pedroza (115) all the way to land the championship.