2006-02-27 Masamori Tokuyama w pts 12 Jose Navarro, Central Gym, Osaka, Japan - WBC

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2006-02-27 Masamori Tokuyama w pts 12 Jose Navarro, Central Gym, Osaka, Japan - WBC. Referee: Mark Green. Scorecards: 117-113, 116-113, 116-113.

On 18 September, Cristian Mijares won the vacant WBC ‘interim’ title when outpointing Katsushige Kawashima over 12 rounds (at The Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan) and successfully defended it title when defeating Reynaldo Lopez on points over 12 rounds at the Municipal Auditorium, Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico on 17 November.

When Tokuyama relinquished the main title on 10 December due to weight making difficulties, Mijares was appointed champion.