Hozumi Hasegawa vs. Nestor Rocha
2009-07-14 : Hozumi Hasegawa 117½ lbs beat Nestor Rocha 117½ lbs by TKO at 2:28 in round 1 of 12
- Location: World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
- Referee: Gary Ritter
- Judge: Stephen Blea
- Judge: Alan Krebs
- Judge: Miguel Acuna
- World Boxing Council Bantamweight Title (9th defense by Hasegawa)
- Hozumi Hasegawa 26-2 (10 KOs) vs. Nestor Rocha 21-1 (7 KOs)
- Hasegawa entered as the # 1 bantamweight in the world according to The Ring Magazine. Rocha, a 7.5/1 betting underdog, was unranked by the same publication.
Hasegawa sent Rocha to the canvas twice before the referee stopped the bout after 2 minutes, 28 seconds.