1984-11-29 Jiro Watanabe w rsc 11 (12) Payao Poontarat, Prefectural Gym, Kumamoto, Japan - WBC

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1984-11-29 Jiro Watanabe w rsc 11 (12) Payao Poontarat, Prefectural Gym, Kumamoto, Japan - WBC. Referee: Joey Curtis. Retaining his title, Watanabe (114¾) made a better job of it than in their first meeting when it was very close. This time round he put Poontarat (115) on the floor with a solid right hook in the fifth before biding his time until the 11th, when he set up a big attack which culminated in the Thai being floored by a straight left and rescued by the referee at 1.54 of the session.