2005-09-19 Lorenzo Parra w pts 12 Takefumi Sakata, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBA

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2005-09-19 Lorenzo Parra w pts 12 Takefumi Sakata, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Raul Caiz. Scorecards: 115-113, 114-113, 114-114. Following on from their first encounter, it was another tough fight for the defending champion despite him starting well with the jab as Sakata (112) looked to find his way in. From the third round onwards Sakata began to unload and Parra (112) had several uncomfortable moments as he tried to box his rival off before becoming more successful with accurate combinations as the fight wore on. With the busy Sakata still desperately trying to find a finisher, a tiring Parra was deducted a point in the 11th session for straying low but was able to keep his boxing together in the 12th to hold on for the split decision.