1998-12-31 Veeraphol Sahaprom w rsc 6 Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, Central Gym, Osaka, Japan - WBC

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1998-12-31 Veeraphol Sahaprom w rsc 6 Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, Central Gym, Osaka, Japan - WBC. Referee: Chuck Hassett. Although Tatsuyoshi (118) made a good start, scoring with the jab, by the third round he was being countered over the top with right hands before the previously sluggish Sahaprom (118) began to pick up the pace in the fifth. By now the fading champion was beginning to be nailed from head to body, so it was no surprise when he was sent sprawling in the sixth after a cracking right chinned him. On getting up, and with the referee already having a close look, when another right sent Tatsuyoshi crashing the stoppage, timed at 2.52, was immediate.