1996-10-13 Yong-Soo Choi w pts 12 Yamato Mitani, Metropolitan Gym, Tokyo, Japan - WBA
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, having 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 until Choi (130), applying pressure on the inside, began to grind him 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.