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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt by final round stoppage

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBC bantam champ, hard-hitting Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (18-0, 13 KOs), 118, beautifully kept his title as he finally caught ex-WBC flyweight ruler Malcolm Tunacao (32-3-3, 20 KOs), 117.5, a Japan-based Filipino lefty, and dropped him to have the referee halt the affair at 1:57 of the twelfth and final round on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. It’s the main event of the WBC tripleheader that fully entertained the crowd. (More to come)

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