1998-12-31 Veeraphol Sahaprom w rsc 6 Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, Central Gym, Osaka, Japan - WBC
31 December 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 and in the fifth the previously sluggish Sahaprom (118) began to pick up the pace. 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, with the referee already moving in for the stoppage on the 2.52 mark, another right sent Tatsuyoshi crashing and that was that.