Monday, April 08, 2013 11:31 am
Japan's Miura wins WBC super featherweight title
The Associated Press
Miura sent his opponent to the canvas twice in the ninth before the referee stepped in. The 28-year-old Miura improved to 25-2-2 with 19 KOs.
The 32-year-old Diaz, who was defending the title he won from Japan's Takahiro Aoh in October, dropped to 37-10-2 with 17 KOs.
In another bout, Japan's Akira Yaegashi won the WBC flyweight title, beating compatriot Toshiyuki Igarashi on a unanimous decision. The judges scored it 115-110, 116-109, 117-108.
Yaegashi improved to 17-3-0 (9 KOs). Igarashi, who was defending his title for the second time, fell to 17-2-1 (10 KOs).