2001-09-01 Celes Kobayashi w pts 12 Jesus Rojas, The Arena, Yokohama, Japan - WBA

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2001-09-01 Celes Kobayashi w pts 12 Jesus Rojas, The Arena, Yokohama, Japan - WBA. Referee: Luis Pabon. Scorecards: 116-114, 115-113, 113-116. Although forcing the fight all the way, the aggressive Kobayashi (115) barely held on to his title as Rojas (114½) countered him quite brilliantly at times. That was the story of the fight, the southpaw champion making all the running but being held up by solid combinations.