1996-01-27 Yong-Soo Choi w pts 12 Yamato Mitani, Waseda University Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan - WBA

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1996-01-27 Yong-Soo Choi w pts 12 Yamato Mitani, Waseda University Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Silvestre Abainza. Scorecards: 115-114, 115-114, 115-114. Starting strongly with left uppercuts to the body and right hooks to the head, the southpaw challenger stated his intent early on before Choi (130), cut on the right eye, picked it up with big punches of his own in rounds four, five and six. Boxing well, Mitani (129¼) edged closer and came on strong in the final three rounds, but having been penalised for a butt in the ninth it ultimately cost him on the scorecards.