1997-11-12 Chatchai Sasakul w pts 12 Yuri Arbachakov, Tsukisamu Green Dome, Sapporo, Japan - WBC

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1997-11-12 Chatchai Sasakul w pts 12 Yuri Arbachakov, Tsukisamu Green Dome, Sapporo, Japan - WBC. Referee: Carlos Padilla. Scorecards: 117-111, 116-113, 119-111. In dethroning Arbachakov (112), the fast and accurate-punching Sasakul (112), also known as Dutchboy Gym, scored a lopsided points victory and at the same time avenged a previous defeat. There were no knockdowns, despite the champion being badly hurt a couple of times and Sasakul being wobbled in the ninth, and the latter finished strongly.