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