2005-04-16 Hozumi Hasegawa w pts 12 Veeraphol Sahaprom, Nihon Budokan Martial Arts Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBC
16 April Hozumi Hasegawa w pts 12 Veeraphol Sahaprom, Nihon Budokan Martial Arts Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBC. Referee: Lupe Garcia. Scorecards: 115-113, 115-113, 116-112. Taking his time to get up and running, the champion dropped the opening three rounds as Hasegawa (118) sped around the ring, throwing fast southpaw combinations and proving very elusive. In the fourth, however, Sahaprom (118) opened up to cut Hasegawa over the left eye and for the next three sessions concentrated his attacks on the body. Coming again in the ninth, Hasegawa went toe-to-toe with Sahaprom and almost dropped the champion in the tenth with a belting left hook before the latter desperately tried to avert defeat in the final two sessions to no avail.