INTRODUCTION: Shoji Oguma of Japan retained his World Boxing Council title for the third time on Tuesday (3 February).
TV Action in round seven between champion Shoji Oguma (white shorts) and Park Chan-Hee (black shorts) Oguma attacks, Park Chan-Hee retaliates, and champion accidentally slips to floor
SV Spectators waving flags
TV PULL BACK FROM Referee TO action in round 15 with Shoji Oguma dominating centre of ring, and forcing Park Chan-Hee onto ropes
TV Crowd chanting
TV Round 15 continues with fighters exchanging heavy punches, and Park Chan-Hee complaining
TV Referee handing in the judges slips, and Oguma receives two trophies (2 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Shoji Oguma of Japan retained his World Boxing Council title for the third time on Tuesday (3 February). He survived cuts over both eyes to beat South Korea's Park Chan-Hee by a majority decision of the three United States judges.
SYNOPSIS: It's round seven in Tokyo's Korakuen Hall. An attack from Oguma, in the white shorts, is soon followed by a fast-punching retaliation from Park Chan-Hee. It was their third championship battle. Park lost the title to Oguma in Seoul last May. In October, the South Korean was unsuccessful in an attempt to win back the title. That was a closely-fought contest.
And now it's the 15th round, and Oguma's dominating with superior power and speed, but failing to follow up with strong punches. The challenger kept attacking throughout the 15-round bout, but lacked the power to shake Oguma.
The cuts over his eyes didn't slow down the champion. He kept on waiting for the Korean to attack, and then scored with rights and lefts to the body and face. In this final round, Park complained bitterly to his corner that Oguma had been leading with his head.
Japan's Shoji Oguma kept his flyweight title against a strong challenge, his strength slowing down Park Chan-Hee's offensive in the last few rounds.