1995-12-19 Shinji Takehara w pts 12 Jorge Castro, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBA

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1995-12-19 Shinji Takehara w pts 12 Jorge Castro, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Mitch Halpern. Scorecards: 116-114, 118-112, 117-111. Losing for only the fifth time in 105 fights, Castro (160) was right up against it from the moment the tall Takehara (160) staggered him in the opening round with an overarm right. Although Castro tried hard to get into the fight, dropped in the third by a terrific left to the body, he was on the end of Takehara’s jab for the next three sessions. Even though Castro came on strong in the seventh and eighth, Takehara came back hard with solid combinations in the ninth before boxing his way through the remaining three sessions.