=== Igarashi retains flyweight crown; Yamanaka knocks out Rojas ===
Sendai, Japan (Sports Network) - Toshiyuki Igarashi retained his WBC flyweight
title Saturday with a majority decision over previously undefeated Nestor
Igarashi (17-1-1, 10 KOs) won by scores of 114-112 on two cards, while a third
judge scored it even at 113-113. It was Igarashi's 10th straight win and his
first defense since capturing the title in July with a split decision over
Sonny Boy Jaro.
Narvaes (19-1-2) entered the bout with nine straight wins.
On the same card, Shinsuke Yamanaka knocked out Tomas Rojas in the seventh
round to keep his WBC bantamweight crown. The fight was stopped just 36
seconds into the seventh after a Yamanaka left floored the challenger.
Yamanaka (17-0-2, 12 KOs) was making his second title defense, having captured
the belt last November. He also beat Vic Darchinyan in a unanimous decision in
Rojas (39-14-1) had won three bouts since losing the WBC super flyweight crown
in August 2011.
11/03 09:06:42 ET