1989-04-29 Juan Martin Coggi w pts 12 Akinobu Hiranaka, Sports Palace, Vasto, Italy - WBA
1989-04-29 Juan Martin Coggi w pts 12 Akinobu Hiranaka, Sports Palace, Vasto, Italy - WBA. Referee: John Coyle. Scorecards: 117-109, 117-108, 116-109. In a thrilling contest the challenger almost caused a huge shock when he had Coggi (140) down twice in the third, firstly with a left hook and then with a straight right before the latter survived to get up and fight back. Following that, Coggi, who had started confidently enough before running into the storm, began to find his way again when using his greater experience to get back in charge. Coming into the final round and well in front Coggi wobbled Hiranaka (140), who was by now badly cut, but instead of backing off the latter came right back to hurt the Argentinian southpaw with two heavy right hands to the head prior to going down on points.