2004-01-10 Eagle Kyowa w pts 12 Jose Antonio Aguirre, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBC

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2004-01-10 Eagle Kyowa w pts 12 Jose Antonio Aguirre, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBC. Referee: Laurence Cole. Scorecards: 120-107, 119-108, 117-110. Defending his title for the eighth time, Aguirre (105) came up against the little known Kyowa (105), who forced the fight right from the start and really got on top after staggering his man with solid combinations in the fourth round. It continued to be all one-way traffic as Kyowa, using short, straight rights and fast left hooks went further and further ahead on the cards to take the title in what was considered to be quite an upset. Incidentally, Aguirre also had a point deducted in the ninth following a head butt.