Jose Medel vs. Sadao Yaoita

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1962-03-29 : Joe Medel 117¼ lbs beat Sadao Yaoita 117½ lbs by PTS in round 10 of 10

  • Location: Tokyo, Japan

"Jose Medel, in winning a close but unanimous decision, left jabbed Sadao Yaoita from start to finish and was hit only a few times during the 10 round bout at Nihon University Auditorium. There were no knockdowns, but both of Yaoita's eyes were swollen at the final bell. A packed house of 9,000 watched the nationally televised fight." -Pacific Stars and Stripes

Scorecards (all for Medel)

  • Referee Ko Takayama - 49-48
  • Judge Iwao Ishiwatarido - 49-47
  • Judge Kuniharu Hayashi - 50-48

  • Unofficial AP scorecard - 48-43 Medel
  • Purses - Medel - $2,500 (tax-free), Yaoita - $2,000 (app.)