1998-07-26 Satoshi Iida w pts 12 Julio Gamboa, Rainbow Hall, Nagoya, Japan - WBA

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1998-07-26 Satoshi Iida w pts 12 Julio Gamboa, Rainbow Hall, Nagoya, Japan - WBA. Referee: Rafael Ramos. Scorecards: 115-113, 115-113, 115-113. Contested over 12 hard rounds, Gamboa (115) certainly came to fight and there was little in it at the finish. Having started out with a plan to outbox the challenger, Iida (115) changed tack in the fifth to meet fire with fire, suggesting afterwards that he had softened Gamboa up by that time. Both men were cut over their right eyes, Gamboa in the third round and Iida in the fifth.