1997-11-22 Jose Bonilla w rsc 6 Keiji Yamaguchi, Castle Hall, Osaka, Japan - WBA
1997-11-22 Jose Bonilla w rsc 6 Keiji Yamaguchi, Castle Hall, Osaka, Japan - WBA. Referee: Julio Cesar Alvarado. Although three inches taller, Yamaguchi (112) ultimately failed to utilise his reach and good footwork when deciding to mix it with Bonilla (112), thus playing into the crafty champion’s hands. The southpaw challenger was going well up until the fifth, but was then caught several times with straight rights before a tremendous left hook sent him down in the sixth. On getting up, Yamaguchi was subjected to a barrage of punches and was rescued on the 2.20 mark.