Boxing Result

Tepparith unifies WBA 115lb belts

By Joe Koizumi

In a WBA super-flyweight unification bout, full champ Tepparith Kokietgym (18-2, 11 KOs), 114.75, a hard-punching Thailander, impressively unified the belts as he completely overwhelmed and overpowered champ in recess Tomonobu Shimizu (19-4-1, 9 KOs), Japan, en route to a fine TKO victory at 2:15 of the ninth rounds on Wednesday in Yokohama, Japan.

Also, WBA bantam champ Koki Kameda (28-1, 17 KOs), 118, barely kept his throne by eking out a debatable unanimous decision (115- 113, 117-110 and 118-110) over WBA#11 overmatched Indonesian Nouldy Manakane (24-11-1, 15 KOs), 116.25, over lousy and monotonous twelve rounds. (More to come)

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