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Vic Saludar Dethrones WBO Champ Ryuya Yamanaka In Kobe

Vic Saludar, 18-3-(10), from the Philippines upset defending champion Ryuya Yamanaka, 16-3-(5), to win the WBO minimumweight title in Kobe, Japan on Friday.


The Filipino challenger decked Yamanaka with a solid right hand to the head in the seventh round on his way to a unanimous 12 round points win by scores of 116-111, 117-110 and 115-112. The bout was staged at the Kobe Central Gym.


Other scores from the fight card

Vacant WBO Asia Pacific light flyweight title Reiya Konishi w pts 12 Orlie Silvestre

super featherweight Kazuhiro Nishitani w ko 8 Rey Ramos

super bantamweight Yuki Yamauchi w ko 3 Jimboy Rosales

bantamweight Hyuga Matsutani w pts 4 Hiroshi Takekawa

featherweight Yuri Takemoto w pts 4 Takafumi Iwaya

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