2005-01-03 Lorenzo Parra w pts 12 Trash Nakanuma, Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan - WBA

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2005-01-03 Lorenzo Parra w pts 12 Trash Nakanuma, Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Armando Garcia. Scorecards: 116-112, 116-112, 115-113. Controlling the fight with ease for the opening five rounds, the champion proved to be a cut above Nakanuma (111½), who was one-paced and threw one punch at a time. However, in the sixth Nakanuma came to life, sending in shots to head and body before Parra (111¼) took back the initiative, mixing up his boxing with good movement and speed. With time running out, the 11th and 12th rounds saw Nakanuma throw everything to the wind as he tore into Parra with heavy combination shots, but he had left it too late. Somehow, Parra was able to hold on, even though a cracker of a right to the head saw him eventually collapse to the floor after the bell had rung to end the contest.