1984-07-05 Jiro Watanabe w pts 12 Payao Poontarat, Castle Sports Centre, Osaka, Japan - WBC

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1984-07-05 [[Jiro Watanabe]] w pts 12 [[Payao Poontarat]], Castle Sports Centre, Osaka, Japan - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 116-113, 115-116, 117-112. With Watanabe being the current WBA champion this should have unified the title, but, unfortunately, the commission failed to ratify the bout and stripped the winner the following day. The fight itself saw Watanabe (114¾) boxing to instructions, despite being cut over the left eye in the sixth round, to let Poontarat (114¾) punch himself out before coming on strong over the last third to win by a split decision.     
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1984-07-05 [[Jiro Watanabe]] w pts 12 [[Payao Poontarat]], Castle Sports Centre, Osaka, Japan - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 116-113, 115-116, 117-112. With Watanabe being the current WBA champion this should have unified the title, but unfortunately the commission failed to ratify the bout and stripped the winner the following day. The fight itself saw Watanabe (114¾) boxing to instructions, despite being cut over the left eye in the sixth round, to let Poontarat (114¾) punch himself out before coming on strong over the last third to win by a split decision.     
  
 
[[Category: 1984 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1984 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Junior Bantamweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Junior Bantamweight Division]]

Latest revision as of 14:24, 14 November 2012

1984-07-05 Jiro Watanabe w pts 12 Payao Poontarat, Castle Sports Centre, Osaka, Japan - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 116-113, 115-116, 117-112. With Watanabe being the current WBA champion this should have unified the title, but unfortunately the commission failed to ratify the bout and stripped the winner the following day. The fight itself saw Watanabe (114¾) boxing to instructions, despite being cut over the left eye in the sixth round, to let Poontarat (114¾) punch himself out before coming on strong over the last third to win by a split decision.

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