OSAKA, Japan (AP) -- Kazuto Ioka of Japan dispossessed Juan Carlos Reveco of the WBA flyweight title by beating the Argentine by a majority decision on Wednesday.
Reveco, making his eighth defense, got off to a good start but Ioka dominated the later rounds at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium on his way to becoming the second Japanese fighter to win world titles in three different weight classes.
Ioka (17-1, 10 KO) previously won world championships at minimumweight and light flyweight.
He received scores of 115-113 and 116-113, while the third judge scored a draw.
Reveco's record fell to 35-2 (19 KO).