2004-06-04 Lorenzo Parra w pts 12 Takefumi Sakata, Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan - WBA

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2004-06-04 Lorenzo Parra w pts 12 Takefumi Sakata, Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: John Coyle. Scorecards: 115-113, 117-111, 114-114. This was a tough defence for Parra (112), who despite making a good start to win the opening three rounds going away was subjected to persistent body attacks in the middle rounds as Sakata (112) came on strong. Although he was under severe pressure in the tenth, Parra came back strongly to take the final two sessions as he outpunched and outboxed Sakata to make sure of the decision.