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Yamanaka and Igarashi defend WBC titles

Phil Jay 03/11/2012

Shinsuke Yamanaka retained his WBC bantamweight title in impressive fashion by stopping former world flyweight champion Tomas Rojas in the seventh round of their contest at the Xebio Arena in Sendai, Japan.

The 30 year-old was making the second defence of his belt and now moves on to bigger things, whilst Mexican Rojas drops his 14th loss from 55 contests in his fourth outing at the higher weight division.

Also on the bill, Toshiyuki Igarashi remains the WBC flyweight title holder after claiming a close majority decision win over rugged Argentinian Nestor Narvaes in an entertaining battle in the co-feature.

Igarashi, 28, was handed a 114-112 victory on two of the cards, whilst one judge saw the bout 113-113 as Narvaes suffered his first defeat in 22 contests and the home fighter took his record to 17-1-1.

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