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Boxing: Yamanaka, Hasegawa win WBC pretension fights

Japan’s Shinsuke Yamanaka and Hozumi Hasegawa any won his WBC universe pretension quarrel by technical knockout on Friday.

Yamanaka shielded his bantamweight climax for a 11th time when he floored top-ranked challenger Anselmo Moreno of Panama in a seventh turn of an interesting conflict of lefties who came here to punch.

The 35-year-old Hasegawa degraded Mexican Hugo Ruiz to retrieve a super lilliputian he won in Nov 2010 usually to remove a following Apr in his initial pretension defense. The 29-year-old Ruiz was creation his initial pretension defense.

The final hitch during Edion ebbed and flowed as both fighters looked to counterpunch. Moreno landed a initial revelation blows though was knocked down with 19 seconds remaining in a initial turn by a disagreeable left counterpunch from Yamanaka.

In a fourth, Moreno twice knocked Yamanaka off his feet, though a blows did small to delayed a champion. The Panamanian got a best of their exchanges in a fifth round, though early in a sixth round, Yamanaka staggered his opponent, bringing a throng to a feet. Moreno regained his feet though was indolent and had no answers when Yamanaka came calling, corroborated him into a dilemma and began unloading on him.

Moreno slumped, dazed, to a board and a arbitrate indispensable to see no more.

“This was my toughest opponent. He did hit me down, though we was means to keep going and we suspicion I’m going to get him with one some-more round,” Yamanaka said. “Moreno fought hard, so to win in this conform is intensely satisfying. we am so happy to be a boxer.”

Yamanaka softened to 26-0 in his career with dual draws and 18 wins by knockout, while Moreno fell to 36-5 with one draw. It was a initial time he has been knocked out in his career.

In a early bout, Ruiz practical complicated vigour from a start, though from a fourth round, Hasegawa began to use his strech to land left jabs to his opponent’s physique and head. With both fighters bloodied and Hasegawa holding control of a fight, Ruiz came out smoking in a ninth turn and a dual launched into a infamous sell of blows, and Ruiz did not answer a bell for a start of a 10th round.

“That final sell won a fight,” Hasegawa said. “This is like a dream. Today was done probable by this past 5-1/2 years (without a title). Had we lost, we was formulation to retire, though we was assured we would win.”

Hasegawa softened to 36-5 with 16 knockouts, while Ruiz’s record fell to 36-4.

==Kyodo

Article source: http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2016/09/434370.html