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Ishida defends interim WBA title

Ishida defends interim WBA title

Nobuhiro Ishida retained his WBA interim super welterweight title Tuesday by defeating challenger Oney Valdez of Colombia by unanimous decision.
The 34-year-old Ishida sent Valdez to the canvas with a right to the head in the 10th round at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium.
The judges scored the bout 117-110, 119-108 and 118-109 in favor of Ishida.
Ishida improved to 22-5 with seven knockouts and two draws.
At 34 years, 4 months, Ishida became the second-oldest Japanese boxer to defend a world title behind former WBC flyweight champion Daisuke Naito.


Updated : 2020-12-05 14:06 GMT+08:00