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51 years ago

Shozo Saijyo vs Godfrey Stevens

Shozo Saijyo vs Godfrey Stevens

Date: 8th February 1970

Venue: Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan

Title: WBA World Featherweight Title

Shozo Saijyo
( 23 - 5 - 2 )
Weight: 125 1/2 lbs

Godfrey Stevens
( 68 - 4 - 3 )
Weight: 124 3/4 lbs


Japan's Shozo Saijyo won the WBA World Featherweight Title from American Raul Rojas in September 1968. He defended the title successfully against California based Mexican and old rival, Jose Luis Pimentel, a year later and then against Chile's Godfrey Stevens in his second defence.

Saijyo retained his title by way of a unanimous points decision.

Scores: Ken Morita 74-64 | Shoichi Kato 73-66 | Takeo Ugo 74-66.