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1988-04-24 Leo Gamez  w rsc 3 (12) Kenji Yokozawa, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Bernie Soto. Right from the opening bell, Gamez (105) attacked Yokozawa (104½) with jabs, combinations and hooks, before gashing him him under the left eye and splitting his lip with a heavy right. Having been dropped in the second round and bleeding profusely, by the third the referee had seen enough and the challenger was rescued after 1.25 of the session had elapsed. After 27 delegates walked out of the WBA convention in October to set up the World Boxing Organisation (WBO), the members of the new body decided not to recognise as the champion, eventually nominating Rafael Torres to meet Yamil Caraballo to decide their version of the championship. Meanwhile, Gamez relinquished the WBA title in February 1989 to campaign at light-flyweight.
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1988-04-24 [[Leo Gamez]] w rsc 3 (12) [[Kenji Yokozawa]], Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Bernie Soto. Right from the opening bell Gamez (105) attacked Yokozawa (104½) with jabs, combinations and hooks, before gashing him under the left eye and splitting his lip with a heavy right. Having been dropped in the second round and bleeding profusely, the challenger was rescued by the referee after 1.25 of the third session had elapsed.  
  
[[Category: 1988 Mini Flyweight Title Contests]]
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After 27 delegates walked out of the WBA convention in October to set up the World Boxing Organisation (WBO), the members of the new body failed to recognise any of the champions, eventually nominating [[Rafael Torres]] to meet [[Yamil Caraballo]] to decide their version of the championship.
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Following Gamez's decision to relinquish the WBA title in February 1989 to campaign at junior flyweight, [[Bong-Jun Kim]] and [[Agustin Garcia]] were matched to find a successor.
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[[Category: 1988 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Mini Flyweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Mini Flyweight Division]]

Latest revision as of 14:14, 27 February 2013

1988-04-24 Leo Gamez w rsc 3 (12) Kenji Yokozawa, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Bernie Soto. Right from the opening bell Gamez (105) attacked Yokozawa (104½) with jabs, combinations and hooks, before gashing him under the left eye and splitting his lip with a heavy right. Having been dropped in the second round and bleeding profusely, the challenger was rescued by the referee after 1.25 of the third session had elapsed.

After 27 delegates walked out of the WBA convention in October to set up the World Boxing Organisation (WBO), the members of the new body failed to recognise any of the champions, eventually nominating Rafael Torres to meet Yamil Caraballo to decide their version of the championship.

Following Gamez's decision to relinquish the WBA title in February 1989 to campaign at junior flyweight, Bong-Jun Kim and Agustin Garcia were matched to find a successor.