The Star Late Edition

Japanese fighter retains WBA title

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TITLEHOLDE­R Takashi Uchiyama of Japan scored a technical knockout to beat Jorge Solis of Mexico and defend the (WBA) super featherwei­ght crown in Yokohama. The knockout time came 19 seconds into the 11th round when Uchiyama fired a left fist to the face to send Solis onto the floor.

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