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Yoshiaki Numata vs Rene Barrientos

Yoshiaki Numata vs Rene Barrientos

Date: 3rd January 1971

Venue: Sunpu Arena, Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan

Title: WBC World Super-featherweight Title

Yoshiaki Numata
( 42 - 6 - 3 )
Weight: 130 lbs

Rene Barrientos
( 34 - 6 - 2 )
Weight: 130 lbs


Numata made the second successful defence of the WBC World Super-featherweight title he won from Barrientos 9 months earlier with a tight split decision this time around at The Sunpu Arena in Shizuoka, Japan.

Scores: JE Crowder 68-67 | Pedro Flores 72-73 | Hiroyuki Tezaki 73-71.

Numata had held both the WBC and WBA  World super-featherweight titles previously when he beat Filipino great Flash Elorde in June 1967.