Date: 9th February 1969
Venue: Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Title: WBA World Featherweight Title
( 18 - 5 - 2 )
Weight: 125 1/2 lbs
( 24 - 1 - 2 )
Weight: 123 1/4 lbs
Shozo Saijo made the first defence of his WBA World Featherweight Title against Venezuela's Pedro Gomez in his hometown, Tokyo, Japan.
Saijo had won the title by travelling to Los Angeles, California and winning a unanimous decision over local fighter Raul Rojas.
Gomez lasted the distance but lost by unanimous decision.
Scores: Ko Toyama 74-68 | Nick Pope 74-71 | Takeo Ugo 74-69.
Saijo defended his title a total of six times before losing to Antonio Gomez in 1971.