TOKYO -- Elio Rojas of the Dominican Republic became the new WBC featherweight champion with a unanimous decision over Takahiro Aoh of Japan.
Rojas dominated from the opening rounds Tuesday, and was never seriously challenged in the 12-round bout at Korakuen Hall. The three judges scored it 116-113, 117-111, 118-110 for Rojas.
The 26-year-old Rojas improved to 21-1-0 with 13 knockouts; Aoh fell to 17-2-1.
It was the 25-year-old Aoh's first defense of the title he won from Oscar Larios of Mexico in March.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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