World Lightweight Boxing Champion Mesao Ohba's win over challenger Chertchi Choinoi, in Tokyo on Tuesday (January 2), come only after he was surprisingly knocked down in the first round.
SV Ohba into ring
SV Chartchai in ring, and spectators (2 shots)
GV opening or round One ZOOM IN TO boxers fighting, and spectators watching (2 shots)
GV Ohba knocked down and recovers (3 shots)
SV Fight continues, With spectators watching (3 shots)
GV & SV & CUs Ohba taking lead and knocking down opponent (4 shots)
GV Crowds cheer
GV Fight continues, with Ohba maintaining lead and opponent crawling into corner
GV Crowd cheering
GV Fight continues, referee spots it and declares ohba winner (2 shots)
SV Ohba wearing winner's belt
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Background: World Lightweight Boxing Champion Mesao Ohba's win over challenger Chertchi Choinoi, in Tokyo on Tuesday (January 2), come only after he was surprisingly knocked down in the first round. But the Japanese boxer, defending his World Boxing Association title for the fifth time, came back against the Thai challenger to batter him into submission in the twelfth round of the scheduled fifteen-round fight. Chartchai, a former World Boxing Council world lightweight champion, was just too slow for the veteran Japanese.
SYNOPSIS: The World Lightweight Boxing Champion, Masao Ohba of Japan, was defending his World Boxing Association title for the fifth time in his scheduled fifteen-round fight in Tokyo on Tuesday against Chartchei Choinoi from Thailand, But the Thai challenger, a former World Boxing Council world champion, lost all hopes of a victory after failing to follow up his advantage when he surprisingly knocked down Ohba in the first round.
Ohba recovered sufficiently to fond off thirty-year-old Chartchai for seven rounds while nursing a damaged knee suffered in the first-round knock-down. Then Ohba took the advantage and began battering Chartchai unmercifully. He knocked him down several times, and had him crawling for the ropes.
Then, in the twelfth round, Ohba battered Chartchai into submission--and it was all over.