Nicolino Locche vs Takeshi (Paul) Fuji

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Nicolino Locche vs Takeshi (Paul) Fuji
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Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 1968
Location: 
Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
Contracted Weight: 
140
Titles at Stake: 
WBA Light Welterweight World Title
Referee: 
Nick Pope

Official Judging
Nick Pope 45 - 40
Takeo Ugo 45 - 39
Hiroyuki Tezaki 44 - 41

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"Nicolino Locche hopelessly outclassed Paul Fuji Thursday night and pounded him into a between-rounds surrender to win the junior welterweight title before 10,000 shocked fans at Tokyo's Kuramae Stadium. Hawaiian-born Fuji collpased on his stool at the end of the terrible 9th round - in which the Argentine pounded him at will, as Locche had done from the opening bell. Ready to continue his desperate efforts, Fuji's seconds, looking at the welts that shut both eyes, ruled otherwise. Five seconds after the bell sounded for the 10th, Locche was declared a knockout winner by Japanese rules that ban a TKO unless the losing fighter's injuries were inflicted by an accidental butt. There were no knockdowns. Locche was warned twice for open-glove hitting and Fuji once for butting." -Pacific Stars & Stripes

Unofficial Pacific Stars & Stripes scorecard (at the time of stoppage) - 44-39 Locche




Fan Cards: Nicolino Locche vs Takeshi (Paul) Fuji


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NICOLINO LOCCHE
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
90
TAKESHI (PAUL) FUJI
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
81


scorecard by WHAT_IS_THE_DEFAULT_PASSWORD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NICOLINO LOCCHE
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
90
TAKESHI (PAUL) FUJI
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
81


Comments

what_is_the_default_password's picture

A masterclass by Nicolino Locche. He ruthlessly exploited Fuji's peculiarity with a parade of feints, and swelled Fuji's eye shut with his probing jabs. Locche's understanding of distance and timing ensured he would not be hit by those hard hooks Fuji seemed to be obsessed with throwing. When it got rugged up close Locche barricaded and leverage himself to safety with his neck, shoulders, and gloves, he also tied up Fuji effortlessly if needed.