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            === Yaegashi outpoints Igarashi for flyweight crown ===
 
 Tokyo, Japan (Sports Network) - Akira Yaegashi won a unanimous decision Monday
 to take the WBC flyweight title from Japanese countryman Toshiyuki Igarashi.
 
 Yaegashi  (17-3, 9 KOs)  won by scores of 117-108, 116-109 and 115-110 to hand
 Igarashi just his second pro loss.
 
 Igarashi  (17-2-1, 10 KOs) was making his second title defense after capturing
 the  belt in July  2012 from Sonny Boy Jaro in a split decision. He had won 10
 straight bouts dating back to December 2008.
 
 Also  Monday, Takashi  Miura captured the WBC super featherweight title with a
 ninth-round TKO of champion Gamaliel Diaz.
 
 Miura (25-2-2, 19 KOs) sent Diaz to the canvas in the third, sixth and seventh
 rounds before finishing him off in the ninth. He has won five straight fights.
 
 Diaz  (37-10-2, 17  KOs) was  floored twice  in the  ninth before  the referee
 stopped the bout. He had entered the ring with 14 straight wins and was making
 his  first title  defense after winning the belt last October with a unanimous
 decision over Takahiro Ao.
 
 
 04/08 14:44:08 ET


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