1994-05-04 Hiroshi Kawashima w pts 12 Jose Luis Bueno, The Cultural Gym, Yokohama, Japan - WBC

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1994-05-04 Hiroshi Kawashima w pts 12 Jose Luis Bueno, The Cultural Gym, Yokohama, Japan - WBC. Referee: Marty Denkin. Scorecards: 114-113, 114-112, 116-110. Making his first defence, Bueno (114¾), despite being a skilful boxer and an accurate puncher, was unable to retain his title when outspeeded by the southpaw Kawashima (115), who was in-and-out before being caught. In the second half of the contest Kawashima began to boss matters, eventually putting Bueno on the deck with a left-hand delivery in the 11th round. Although the champion recovered and chased after Kawashima until the final bell, he had not done enough to warrant the verdict.