2000-03-12 Gilberto Serrano w rsc 5 Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Ryogoku Sumo Arena, Tokyo, Japan - WBA

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2000-03-12 Gilberto Serrano w rsc 5 Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Ryogoku Sumo Arena, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Mitch Halpern. Dropped by a left-right right at the start, Serrano (134½) was then put down again by a vicious left hook before coming back to cut the challenger over the left eye. Amazingly, by the second round Serrano was outjabbing Sakamoto (134½) as the latter looked to finish it and by the end of the session his right eye was badly swollen. There was no way that this one was going to last and Serrano was under immense pressure in the fourth prior to Sakamoto being pulled out by the referee on the 2.27 mark when it was clear that the damage to his right eye was worsening rapidly.     
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2000-03-12 [[Gilberto Serrano]] w rsc 5 [[Hiroyuki Sakamoto]], Ryogoku Sumo Arena, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Mitch Halpern. Dropped by a left-right right at the start, Serrano (134½) was then put down again by a vicious left hook before coming back to cut the challenger over the left eye. Amazingly, by the second round Serrano was outjabbing Sakamoto (134½) as the latter looked to finish it and by the end of the session his right eye was badly swollen. There was no way that this one was going to last and Serrano was under immense pressure in the fourth prior to Sakamoto being pulled out by the referee on the 2.27 mark when it was clear that the damage to his right eye was worsening rapidly.     
  
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2000-03-12 Gilberto Serrano w rsc 5 Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Ryogoku Sumo Arena, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Mitch Halpern. Dropped by a left-right right at the start, Serrano (134½) was then put down again by a vicious left hook before coming back to cut the challenger over the left eye. Amazingly, by the second round Serrano was outjabbing Sakamoto (134½) as the latter looked to finish it and by the end of the session his right eye was badly swollen. There was no way that this one was going to last and Serrano was under immense pressure in the fourth prior to Sakamoto being pulled out by the referee on the 2.27 mark when it was clear that the damage to his right eye was worsening rapidly.

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