2002-01-29 Keitaro Hoshino w pts 12 Jomo Gamboa, The Pacifico Convention Hall, Yokohama, Japan - WBA

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2002-01-29 Keitaro Hoshino w pts 12 Jomo Gamboa, The Pacifico Convention Hall, Yokohama, Japan - WBA. Referee: Pinit Prayadsab. Scorecards: 118-110, 118-112, 117-112. Fighting for the title vacated by Yutaka Niida, Hoshino (105) regained his former honours when producing the better work to outscore another former champion in Gamboa (104¾). Generally, it was Gamboa’s jab and heavier punch versus Hoshino’s counters and all-round skill and speed, but it was the latter, the busier of the pair, who prevailed.