2004-03-13 Johnny Bredahl w pts 12 Nobuaki Naka, Brondby Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark - WBA

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2004-03-13 Johnny Bredahl w pts 12 Nobuaki Naka, Brondby Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark - WBA. Referee: Mark Nelson. Scorecards: 117-112, 118-109, 117-111. Boxing well, Bredahl (118) took the opening three rounds with slick left hands before dropping his challenger in the fourth with a solid left hook for the only knockdown of the contest. Naka (118) did fight back on occasion, especially with left hooks and solid body shots, but he lacked work rate and Bredahl was soon in control again. Towards the finish it was noticeable that Bredahl was tiring rapidly, but Naka failed to take advantage of the situation, being kidded out of it to the final bell.

Bredahl retired in October and Julio Zarate, the ‘interim’ titleholder, was promoted to champion.