2003-06-23 Masamori Tokuyama w pts 12 Katsushige Kawashima, The Arena, Yokohama, Japan - WBC
2003-06-23 Masamori Tokuyama w pts 12 Katsushige Kawashima, The Arena, Yokohama, Japan - WBC. Referee: Nobuaki Uratani. Scorecards: 116-114, 116-112, 116-112. Calling on his excellent footwork and movement, Tokuyama (115) controlled the fight with his jab until damage to his left hand in the sixth round forced him to hit and run for the rest of the bout as the challenger stormed forward. Energised from the middle rounds, Kawashima (115) began to get in some pretty solid punches and certainly took the last two rounds clearly, but his work had been too sporadic and was not enough to overhaul Tokuyama’s lead.