2012-04-21 Anselmo Moreno w rtd 8 David De La Mora, Don Haskins’ Centre, El Paso, Texas, USA - WBA
After Ruiz vacated the WBA ‘interim’ title in October to challenge Koki Kameda for the ‘second tier’ championship, Roberto Vasquez and John Mark Apolinario drew over 12 rounds at the Union Club, Colon, Argentina on 3 November in an effort to decide the vacancy. Far from settling the issue, their second contest, held at the Megapolis Convention Centre, Panama City, Panama on 16 March 2013 also resulted in a 12-round draw.
The contest between Kameda and Ruiz for the WBA ‘second tier’ title duly took place at the Bodymaker Coliseum, Osaka, Japan on 4 December, being won by the former on points over 12 rounds. Kameda made another successful defence of the WBA ‘second tier’ title when outpointing Panomroonglek Kaiyanghadaogym over 12 rounds at the Bodymaker Coliseum on 7 April 2013.