2005-01-29 Pongsaklek Wonjongkam w rsc 5 Noriyuki Komatsu, Prefectural Gym, Osaka, Japan - WBC
2005-01-29 Pongsaklek Wonjongkam w rsc 5 Noriyuki Komatsu, Prefectural Gym, Osaka, Japan - WBC. Referee: Malcolm Bulner. The champion was far too good for Komatsu (112), who was cut over the left eye in the second and floored by a cracking southpaw left in the same session prior to receiving a thorough going over. Although Komatsu tried to fight back, Wonjongkam (112) continued to land solid combinations throughout the third and fourth rounds before dropping his rival again, this time with a right hook. Despite Komatsu getting up he suffered another knockdown following a barrage of combination punches, and on finding his feet again the referee called the fight off on the 1.42 mark when the doctor decided that the latter’s cut was too bad for him to continue.
On 30 July, Jorge Arce stopped Angel Antonio Priolo in the third round at the Arturo Nahl Stadium, La Paz, Baja California, Mexico to win the vacant WBC ‘interim’ title. He then defended it by a second-round stoppage win over Hussein Hussein at the Thomas & Mack Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on 8 October.