Date: 2nd January 1978
Venue: Shinagawa Sports Land in Tokyo, Japan
Title: WBA World Flyweight Title
( 29 - 2 - 5 )
Weight: 111 lbs
( 24 - 7 - 5 )
Weight: 112 lbs
Espadas makes the fourth successful defence of the WBA world flyweight title he won in October 1976 from Alfonso Lopez.
In an action-packed contest, the challenger suffers a cut over the left eye that continued to get worse until referee Rudy Jordan called a halt at 1:27 of the 7th round.