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Japan's Miura wins WBC super featherweight title

TOKYO (AP) - Challenger Takashi Miura of Japan stopped Mexico's Gamaliel Diaz in the ninth round on Monday to claim the WBC super featherweight title.

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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).

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