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Diaz dethrones Ao in Japan

By Joe Koizumi

Mexican veteran Gamaliel Diaz (37-9-2, 17 KOs), 130, captured the WBC super-featherweight belt as he scored with long rights to bloody defending champ Takahiro Ao (23-3-1. 10 KOs), 130, with better precision to win a close but unanimous decision (114-112 twice and 115-111) over twelve gory rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. (More to come)

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