Boxing Result

Takayama dethrones Dragoncito

Japan’s Katsunari Takayama (25-6, 10 KOs) claimed the IBF strawweight championship by taking a twelve round unanimous decision over reigning titleholder Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (15-7-4, 11 KOs) on Saturday night, disappointing fans at the Estadio Francisco Carranza Limon in ​​Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico. Scores were 117-111, 119-109 and 115-113.

In the co-feature, Pedro Guevara (19-1-1, 13 KOs) won a split decision against former champion Raul “Rayito” Garcia (33-2-1, 21 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC silver light flyweight belt.

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