2004-03-13 Johnny Bredahl w pts 12 Nobuaki Naka, Brondby Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark - WBA
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 lacking work-rate 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.
When Bredahl retired in October Julio Zarate, the ‘interim’ titleholder, was promoted to champion.