2002-12-20 Masamori Tokuyama w pts 12 Gerry Penalosa, Castle Sports Centre, Osaka, Japan - WBC

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2002-12-20 Masamori Tokuyama w pts 12 Gerry Penalosa, Castle Sports Centre, Osaka, Japan - WBC. Referee: Eddie Cotton. Scorecards: 116-111, 114-113, 113-114. In a return contest, once again Tokuyama (115) almost lost his title against Penalosa (114¾) before ultimately prevailing, despite being docked a point in the third when a butt opened up a bad cut on the challenger’s forehead. The game Penalosa was always in Tokuyama’s face, but a big offensive in the tenth swung it for the champion.