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1996-10-13 Yong-Soo Choi w pts 12 Yamato Mitani, Metropolitan Gym, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Scorecards: 115-114, 115-113, 115-112. Following their previous fight, the southpaw Mitani (130) well warranted a return, but again the champion proved to be too rugged for him and had him on the verge of a knockdown on several occasions. The action went back and forth, with Mitani starting well with jabs and straight lefts before Choi (130) applied pressure on the inside and began to grind his rival down. Having survived a tough eighth round, Mitani came back well in the ninth before Choi took the remaining three sessions and had the challenger down as the bell rang to end the fight.  
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1996-10-13 [[Yong-Soo Choi]] w pts 12 [[Yamato Mitani]], Metropolitan Gym, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Scorecards: 115-114, 115-113, 115-112. Following their previous fight, the southpaw Mitani (130) well warranted a return, but again the champion proved to be too rugged for him and had him on the verge of a knockdown on several occasions. The action went back and forth, with Mitani starting well with jabs and straight lefts before Choi (130) applied pressure on the inside and began to grind his rival down. Having survived a tough eighth round, Mitani came back well in the ninth before Choi took the remaining three sessions and had the challenger down as the bell rang to end the fight.  
  
 
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Revision as of 18:19, 15 January 2012

1996-10-13 Yong-Soo Choi w pts 12 Yamato Mitani, Metropolitan Gym, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Scorecards: 115-114, 115-113, 115-112. Following their previous fight, the southpaw Mitani (130) well warranted a return, but again the champion proved to be too rugged for him and had him on the verge of a knockdown on several occasions. The action went back and forth, with Mitani starting well with jabs and straight lefts before Choi (130) applied pressure on the inside and began to grind his rival down. Having survived a tough eighth round, Mitani came back well in the ninth before Choi took the remaining three sessions and had the challenger down as the bell rang to end the fight.