1998-08-23 Joichiro Tatsuyoshi w tdec 6 Paulie Ayala, The Arena, Yokohama, Japan - WBC
23 August Joichiro Tatsuyoshi w tdec 6 Paulie Ayala, The Arena, Yokohama, Japan - WBC. Referee: Lupe Garcia. Scorecards: 59-56, 59-56, 58-57. Giving an excellent display of speed and precision punches, Tatsuyoshi (118) dominated the first four rounds before Ayala (116) got into the fight in the fifth with some solid blows getting home. The fight was ruined after a clash of heads occurred midway through the sixth left Tatsuyoshi badly damaged on the right eye and at the end of the round the ringside doctor advised the referee to call the fight off, leaving him with no alternative than to go to the scorecards.