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Boxing...and the diminutive Japanese boxer yoko Gushiken continues a remarkable run by successively defending, for the seventh time, his World Boxing Association Junior Flyweight title. He knocked out his Venezuelan opponent, Rogoberto Marcano, in the seventh round.
SYNOPSIS: In round two, Gushiken was showing the from that would take him to a Japanese record number of title defence. Gushiken, in the light shorts, had already met Marcano in the ring, in 1977, when he won a split fifteen-round decision. The twenty-three year-old champion weighted in at 107 and three-quarter pounds (48.8 kilograms) and the twenty-eight year-old Marcano at 107 pounds (48.5 kilograms). At this early stage of the fight Gushiken had Marcano retreating.
Round six, and it looked as if Marcano would not last the scheduled 15 rounds. Gushiken attacked strongly.
A series of powerful blows near the end of the round had Marcano distressed, but the bell saved him from going down.
Gushiken still looked willing and able at the start of the seventh and final round. Marcano came out attacking as if he knew it was his last chance, and it was.
It was the seventeenth victory and twelfth by knockout for the undefeated champion, was first won the title in 1976.