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Japan's Niida defeats Varela to defend minimumweight WBA title

Japan's Niida defeats Varela to defend minimumweight WBA title

Japanese boxer Yutaka Niida stopped challenger Jose Varela of Venezuela in the sixth round on Saturday to defend his WBA minimumweight title for the seventh time.
Niida sent Varela to the canvas at 2 minutes, 16 seconds of the sixth round for his first knockout in a title bout.
Niida, who first claimed the WBA minimumweight title in 2004, improved to 23-1-3 with nine KOs while Varela dropped to 15-4 with seven KOs.


Updated : 2021-07-23 23:22 GMT+08:00