Through much of the 1970's Royal Kobayashi was a staple on the world title scene and actually held the WBC Super Bantamweight title, at least for a while. Unfortunately for Kobayashi his first memory of fighting at world level painful, to say the last.
It was painful because Kobasyhi, a very competent fighter, met Alexis Arguello, a very special fighter. And was battered. And we mean battered. As Arguello lived up to his reputation as fearsome puncher and almost broke Kobayashi in half with some vicious and sickening body shots. This was just Arguello going about business but he was good at business and we can see how he has rubbed off on current Nicaraguan star Roman Gonzalez, a fighter who is regularly in action in Japan doing similar destruction jobs on Japanese fighters.
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