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Deja vu as Kiatniwat scores majority decision win over Lebron

Hilmar Rojas 09/02/2016

History repeats itself, as the song says, Thai contender Stamp Kiatniwat again beat the Dominican Gregorio Lebron by majority decision in Bangkok, Thailand to retain his interim WBA flyweight belt.

Kiatniwat remains unbeaten with 15 wins and 6 knockouts, while his opponent went down to his fourth defeat in 17 confrontations, which he has won 11 by knockout.

Both gladiators were already known to each other since they met in July 2015 when the Thai was first crowned the interim champion with the World Boxing Association. That time, he also won by majority decision.

This bout was due to take place on February 5. However, it was suspended one hour before due to problems with the start of television coverage.

Because the battle took place more than 48 hours later, both fighters had to re-weigh as indicated by rule E7 of the WBA procedures. However, for the health of the fighters it was allowed a maximum weight of five pounds above the usual category.

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