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Miyazaki keeps WBA 105lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

The first of the WBA world title twinbill is just over. WBA minimumweight champ, unbeaten Japanese Ryo Miyazaki (19-0-3, 11 KOs), 105, kept his belt in his initial defense as he dropped Mexican challenger Carlos Velarde (22-3-1, 13 KOs), 104.75, with a vicious left hook to prompt the referee’s intervention at 2:22 of the fifth round on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. (More to come)

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