1991-03-14 Elvis Alvarez w pts 12 Leopard Tamakuma, Martial Arts Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBA
1991-03-14 Elvis Alvarez w pts 12 Yukito Tamakuma, Martial Arts Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 117-113, 118-111, 116-112. In a battle of southpaws, Tamakuma (111½) was outpointed by the much shorter Alvarez (110½), who forced the fight and deserved to win. Although the champion came to life in the latter rounds he had left it too late.