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2001-07-01 [[Julien Lorcy]] w pts 12 [[Takanori Hatakeyama]], Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Julio Cesar Alvarado. Scorecards: 118-110, 117-111, 117-112. Making a confident start, Lorcy (134¼), who was looking to regain his old belt, took the opening nine rounds as he countered the aggressive Hatakeyama (135) with solid counters and covered up well to deny the latter scoring opportunities. Although Hatakeyama did all the forcing much of it was wild and even when the fight was drifting away from him he was unable to change tactics. On winning, Lorcy became the first Frenchman to win a world title fight in Asia since [[Robert Cohen]], at bantamweight, in 1954, but it was well worth the wait.       
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2001-07-01 [[Julien Lorcy]] w pts 12 [[Takanori Hatakeyama]], Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Julio Cesar Alvarado. Scorecards: 118-110, 117-111, 117-112. Making a confident start, Lorcy (134¼), who was looking to regain his old belt, took the opening nine rounds as he countered the aggressive Hatakeyama (135) with solid blows and covered up well to deny the latter scoring opportunities. Although Hatakeyama did all the forcing much of it was wild and even when the fight was drifting away from him he was unable to change tactics. On winning, Lorcy became the first Frenchman to win a world title fight in Asia since [[Robert Cohen]], at bantamweight in 1954, but it was well worth the wait.       
  
 
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Revision as of 18:52, 25 March 2012

2001-07-01 Julien Lorcy w pts 12 Takanori Hatakeyama, Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Julio Cesar Alvarado. Scorecards: 118-110, 117-111, 117-112. Making a confident start, Lorcy (134¼), who was looking to regain his old belt, took the opening nine rounds as he countered the aggressive Hatakeyama (135) with solid blows and covered up well to deny the latter scoring opportunities. Although Hatakeyama did all the forcing much of it was wild and even when the fight was drifting away from him he was unable to change tactics. On winning, Lorcy became the first Frenchman to win a world title fight in Asia since Robert Cohen, at bantamweight in 1954, but it was well worth the wait.