1992-04-10 Katsuya Onizuka w pts 12 Thanomsak Sithbaobay, Metropolitan Gym, Tokyo, Japan - WBA

From Barry Hugman's History of Championship Boxing
Revision as of 12:38, 25 February 2012 by Hugman (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

1992-04-10 Katsuya Onizuka w pts 12 Thanomsak Sithbaobay, Metropolitan Gym, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Steve Smoger. Scorecards: 115-114, 115-114, 116-114. Fighting for the title that had been vacated by Khaosai Galaxy, the unbeaten Onizuka (115), cut on the right eye in the fifth, appeared lucky to be crowned champion after being dominated by Sithbaobay (115) during the first five rounds. Despite often being pinned on the ropes and battered from all angles, from the sixth onwards the Thai was content to box and Onizuka got more and more into the fight, but he still did not seem to have done enough.