=== Rodriguez defeats Takayama to unify minimumweight belt ===
 Monterrey, Mexico ( - Francisco Rodriguez won a 12-round
 unanimous decision over Katsunari Takayama on Saturday to retain his WBO
 minimum weight belt and win the IBF belt.
 Rodriguez (15-2 10 KOs) knocked down Takayama (27-7 10 KOs) in round three,
 but Takayama was able to last until the final bell.
 Rodriguez won all three judges by scores of 116-111, 115-112 and 119-108.
 08/10 02:08:29 ET

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