Boxing
 
            === Yaegashi keeps flyweight title; Hernandez beaten ===
 
 Tokyo,  Japan (SportsNetwork.com)  - Akira Yaegashi retained his WBC flyweight
 title  Sunday with  a  ninth-round  knockout of  Odilon  Zaleta, while  Adrian
 Hernandez lost his WBC light flyweight crown after suffering a sixth-round TKO
 against Naoya Inoue.
 
 Yaegashi  improved  to 20-3  with 10  knockouts and  made his third successful
 title  defense, first by knockout. He had beaten Edgar Sosa and Oscar Blanquet
 in  unanimous decisions  after taking  the belt  from Toshiyuki  Igarashi last
 April.
 
 Zaleta,  the eighth-ranked contender, fell to 15-4. He was counted out at 2:14
 of the ninth round.
 
 Inoue  thrilled  the home fans  with his TKO of  Hernandez, who was making his
 fifth title defense. He won the belt in October 2012 from Kompayak Porpramook.
 
 It was just the sixth professional bout for Inoue, who remained undefeated and
 earned his fifth knockout. Hernandez fell to 29-3-1. He had won seven straight
 fights since a loss to Porpramook in their first bout in December 2011.
 
 04/06 10:27:42 ET

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