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57 years ago

Eddie Perkins vs Yoshinori Takahashi

Eddie Perkins vs Yoshinori Takahashi

Date: 4th January 1964

Venue: Ryogoku Sumo Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Title: WBC & WBA World Super-lightweight Titles

Eddie Perkins
( 33 - 9 - 1 )
Weight: 138 3/4 lbs

Yoshinori Takahashi
( 23 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 139 1/4 lbs


Perkins travelled to Kokugikan, Japan to defend his WBC and WBA World Super-lightweight titles against local hero Takahashi.

Perkins knocked out the Japanese challenger at 1:35 of the 13th round.

Perkins contested three world title battles with Italian Duilio Loi, drawing the first, winning the second, and losing the third.