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Uchiyama defends WBA super featherweight crown

Uchiyama defends WBA super featherweight crown

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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese boxer Takashi Uchiyama beat Thai challenger Jomthong Chuwatana on a technical knockout in the second round to defend his WBA super featherweight title on Wednesday.

Uchiyama improved to 23-0 with one draw and 19 wins by knockout. It was the 10th defense of the title he first won in January 2010. Jomthong fell to 9-1.

Also, Ryoichi Taguchi of Japan made his first successful defense of the WBA light flyweight title he won in December with an eighth-round TKO of Kwanthai Sithmorseng of Thailand.

Taguchi improved to 22-2 with one draw and nine wins by knockout. Kwanthai dropped to 49-4 with one draw.

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