July 1st 1976-City Gym, Kashihara, Nara, Japan
Buzzsaw Yamabe (24-5-2, 16) vs Alfredo Escalera (34-7-2, 23) II
In the 1970's exciting Japanese fighter Buzzsaw Yamabe had 3 world title fights. The first two of those saw him going up against the then WBC Super Featherweight champion Alfredo Escalera. This is the second of those bouts, and took place 3 months after their first one.
April 1st 1976-City Gym, Kashihara, Nara, Japan
Buzzsaw Yamabe (24-4-2, 16) vs Alfredo Escalera (33-7-2, 22) I
On April 1st 1976 Japan's Buzzsaw Yamabe got his first world title fight, taking on the then WBC Super Featherweight champion Alfredo Escalera, in the first of two bouts between the men. This was a bout that was regarded as massively controversial due to referee Ismael Quinones Falu, who remained as a referee for more than 40 years after this bout, but was seemingly never invited back to Japan with the JBC later appealing to the WBC to get a rematch sorted, which took place 3 months later.
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