1996-10-12 Hiroshi Kawashima w rsc 2 Domingo Sosa, Ryogoku Sumo Arena, Tokyo, Japan - WBC

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1996-10-12 Hiroshi Kawashima w rsc 2 Domingo Sosa, Ryogoku Sumo Arena, Tokyo, Japan - WBC. Referee: Laurence Cole. Despite making the running from the opening bell, Sosa (115), the taller of the two, finished the round under pressure as Kawashima (115) got his combinations going and looked to take his man to the ropes where he could work him over. The second started very much the same as the first before the champion again worked Sosa to the ropes where he landed punch after punch without response and when the latter’s legs buckled the referee had seen enough, intervening with 35 seconds of the session remaining.