December 18th 2009-World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Hozumi Hasegawa (27-2, 11) vs Alvaro Perez (17-1-1, 12)
In 2009 WBC Bantamweight champion Hozumi Hasegawa [長谷川 穂積] took on Nicaraguan challenger Alvaro Perez.
December 18th 2009- World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Hozumi Hasegawa (27-2, 11) Vs Alvaro Perez (18-1-1-1, 12)
For many outside of Japan Hozumi Hasegawa, in his prime, was a mystery man. He was a long term WBC Bantamweight champion though he was also a man that few had had the chance to see despite the fact he had been scoring notable wins over the likes of Veeraphol Sahaprom . Thankfully due to the internet we now all have the chance to see how good the "Ace of Japan" really was.
Near the end of 2009 Hasegawa made the 10th defence of his world title as he took on Nicaraguan Alvaro Perez. The performance wasn't one of Hasegawa's best but the finish was sensational.
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