1985-09-17 Jiro Watanabe w rsc 7 (12) Kazuo Katsuma, Castle Sports Centre, Osaka, Japan - WBC

From Barry Hugman's History of Championship Boxing
Revision as of 06:29, 14 November 2012 by Hugman (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

1985-09-17 Jiro Watanabe w rsc 7 (12) Kazuo Katsuma, Castle Sports Centre, Osaka, Japan - WBC. Referee: James Jen-Kin. Scoring with accurate counters, the southpaw champion was well on top of Katsuma (114¾) by the fourth round, twice dropping him during the session. Despite coming back strongly over the next couple of rounds Katsuma was knocked down twice more in the seventh, and on getting up for the second time was at the mercy of Watanabe (114¾) before the referee came to his aid at 1.26.