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24 JUNE 2018

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Taguchi Defeats Miyazaki,Concepcion Claims WBA Crown

Ryoichi Taguchi, 25-2-1-(11) from Japan, retained his WBA light-flyweight title against mandatory challenger Ryo Miyazaki, 24-2-3-(15), via 12 round unanimous decision Wednesday night in Tokyo, Japan.


Taguchi, who was making the fourth defense of his title, was far too quick and elusive on his way to a

119-109, 117-111, and 116-112, points win on all three cards. Miyazaki, form Osaka, made a positive start and delivered a strong finish but it was nowhere enough to unsettle the champion.


On the same card Panamanian Luis Concepcion, 35-4-(24), claimed the WBA super-flyweight title from defending champ Kohei Kono, 32-9-1-(13). Vis 12 round unanimous decision in a hard fought battle. The official scores were 116-112 twice and 115-113.


Kono,who was making the fourth defence of his title sustained a cut over the left eyebrow in the seventh round and hampered his progress throughout the fight. Concepcion was cut over the left option in the 11th round.


Other results

Super Bantamweight Renji Ichimura w tko 3 Jump Ikeo

Featherweight Daisuke Watanabe w tko 5 San Daochuai

Super Flyweight Hajime Nagai w tko 4 Saksith Chaiyonggym

Light flywieght Yuki Uchida w pts 4 Teruyoshi Shiratori

Minimumweight Natsu Ohashi w pts 4 Tomoki Shibanuma

Super Featherweight Yuichi Sato w pts 4 Yuki Yuasa


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