1996-06-24 William Joppy w rsc 9 Shinji Takehara, The Arena, Yokohama, Japan - WBA

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1996-06-24 William Joppy w rsc 9 Shinji Takehara, The Arena, Yokohama, Japan - WBA. Referee: John Coyle. Making his first defence, Takehara (160) was up against it from the opening bell as Joppy (160) moved in on him before smashing in a terrific overarm right that dropped him. Even though Takehara had a five-inch reach advantage it failed to help him as Joppy countered him effectively with jabs and left-rights. In the fifth Takehara was pinned on the ropes and forced to take heavy blows before fighting on more equal terms in the next two sessions. Hurt in the eighth, Takehara was eventually stopped at 2.29 of the ninth when he was unable to defend  
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1996-06-24 [[William Joppy]] w rsc 9 [[Shinji Takehara]], The Arena, Yokohama, Japan - WBA. Referee: John Coyle. Making his first defence Takehara (160) was up against it from the opening bell, more so when Joppy (160) smashed in a terrific overarm right that dropped him. Even though Takehara had a five-inch-reach advantage it failed to help him as Joppy countered him effectively with jabs and left-rights. In the fifth Takehara was pinned on the ropes and forced to take heavy blows before fighting on more equal terms in the next two sessions. Hurt in the eighth, Takehara was eventually stopped at 2.29 of the ninth when he was unable to defend himself properly after Joppy had cornered him and was firing in heavy combinations.       
himself properly after Joppy had cornered him and was firing in heavy combinations.       
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1996-06-24 William Joppy w rsc 9 Shinji Takehara, The Arena, Yokohama, Japan - WBA. Referee: John Coyle. Making his first defence Takehara (160) was up against it from the opening bell, more so when Joppy (160) smashed in a terrific overarm right that dropped him. Even though Takehara had a five-inch-reach advantage it failed to help him as Joppy countered him effectively with jabs and left-rights. In the fifth Takehara was pinned on the ropes and forced to take heavy blows before fighting on more equal terms in the next two sessions. Hurt in the eighth, Takehara was eventually stopped at 2.29 of the ninth when he was unable to defend himself properly after Joppy had cornered him and was firing in heavy combinations.

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