Boxing - Yamanaka retains WBC title

Shinsuke Yamanaka retained his WBC bantamweight title with a round seven stoppage of Tomas Rojas.

Boxing - Yamanaka retains WBC title

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Shinsuke Yamanaka

The Japanese fighter delighted his home crowd in Sendai after his opponent was counted out, 36 seconds into the seventh, after a big left-hand.

It was Yamanaka's second successful defence of the title and he improves his record to 17-0-2.

Compatriot Toshiyuki Igarashi made a successful first defence of his WBC flyweight title as he outpointed Argentina's Nestor Narvaes.

Igarashi edged the contest 114-112, 114-112, 113-113.

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