Boxing Result

Nishioka keeps WBC 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBC 122-pound champ Toshiaki Nishioka (37-4-3, 23 KOs), 121, kept his belt in his fifth defense as he displayed all he had and pounded out a hard-fought but eventually lopsided decision (all 119-109) over official challenger Rendall Munroe (21-2, 9 KOs), 120.25, over a furious twelve rounds on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.
Ex-champ Jorge Linares (30-1, 19 KOs), 133, decked his third comebacking bout as also ex-titlist Jesus “El Matador” Chavez (44-8, 30 KOs), 133, retired on the stool after the fourth round.
Unbeaten Yoshihiro Kamegai (17-0, 15 KOs), 143, finely knocked out ex-champ Jose Alfaro (24-7, 21 KOs), 142, with the referee tolling the fatal ten at his first visit to the deck at 2:36 of the sixth round.
WBA#8 Japanese bantam champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (13-0-2, 9 KOs), 119, halted WBA#14 Jose Silveira (13-3-1, 6 KOs), 119, at the end of the ninth session.

(More to come)

Promoter: Teiken Promotions.

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