Miguel De Oliveira -
Following the 'controversial 15-Round Draw' with Koichi Wajima on January 9, 1973 at the
Metroplitan Gym in Tokyo. Miguel scored '5' straight wins with (4 KO's), to maintain his
#1 WBC-ranking while improving his 'unbeaten record' to 35-0-1 (24 KO's).
But again, when Miguel travelled back to the Metroplitan Gym in Tokyo, on February 5, 1974
to tangle with Champion Koichi Wajima in a 'rematch', and he was again done in by another group
of '3' Japanese scoring officials, as they awarded Koichi Wajima a 'Majority' 15-Round Decision.
* Referee; Seiji Ebine.......73-73 (2-2-11 in Rounds)....Even
* Judge; Akimitsu Sasaki...73-70 (5-2-8 in Rounds).....Koichi Wajima
* Judge; Takeaki Kanaya...74-71 (4-1-10 in Rounds)...Koichi Wajima
Fight Purse.......... Koichi Wajima....... $55,000 (U.S. Dollars)
Fight Purse.......... Miguel De Oliveira.. $25,000 (U.S. Dollars)
Note: Miguel De Oliveira also received an additional $5000 in expenses, plus the Ancillary Television rights
to South America (Approximately $15,000).