This day in boxing history, July 6

Posted: July 6, 2018 in Boxing
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World Boxing Association Flyweight World Champion Betulio Gonzalez made the third defense of his title after stopping Shoji Oguma at 1:12 of round 12 at the Tochigi Prefectural Gym in Utsunomiya, Japan on July 6th, 1979. This was an immediate rematch after the pair fought to a 15 round draw in January. The 29 year old Gonzalez was up on the cards at the time of the stoppage with scores of 107-105 twice and 106-104. With the victory, Gonzalez improved his record to 65-7-3, 44 KO’s while the 27 year old Oguma fell to 31-8-1, 18 KO’s.


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