• Japanese champ Uchiyama beats Perez to retain WBA belt


    TOKYO: Unbeaten champion Takashi Uchiyama of Japan fended off a challenge from Israel Perez of Argentina via 10 th round technical knockout on Wednesday to defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight title for the ninth time. Also in Osaka, Cuban fighter Guillermo Rigondeaux retained his WBA-WBO super bantamweight belts with an 11th round technical knockout against Hisashi Amagasa of Japan, who was making his first attempt at the world title.


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