February 28th 1995-Tokyo, Japan
Dong Chun Lee (45-8-2, 26) Vs Setsuo Segawa (4-0, 3) I
In 1995 Japanese fans saw the popular Dong Chun Lee, then fighting as Great Kanayama [グレート金山], battle against Setsuo Segawa [瀬川設男] for the first time. Lee a popular Korean based in Japan, was defending the Japanese Bantamweight title for the 8th time. The controversial result of this bout lead to a rematch later in 1995 and sadly Lee passed away due to injuries suffered in that rematch, becoming the first fighter to die following a Japanese title fight.
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