Cristian Mijares vs. Katsushige Kawashima (2nd meeting)
2007-01-03 : Cristian Mijares 115 lbs beat Katsushige Kawashima 115 lbs by TKO at 1:05 in round 10 of 12
- Location: Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan
- Referee: Mike Ortega
- Judge: Max DeLuca 87-84
- Judge: Chuck Hassett 89-82
- Judge: Malcolm Bulner 86-85
- World Boxing Council Super Flyweight Title
- Time: 1:05
- Weights: 115 lbs (each)
Mijares defeated Kawashima for the second time in just four months by trapping Kawashima in the corner, during the tenth round, and unloading a barrage of punches which forced Ortega to step in and wave it off.
This was Mijares's first defense since being elevated to full champion status by the WBC after Masamori Tokuyama chose to vacate his title in order to move up to bantamweight. Mijares had won the interim version of the title, by way of a split decision in their first meeting.