Hozumi Hasegawa claims vacant title
NAGOYA, Japan -- Hozumi Hasegawa of Japan beat Juan Carlos Burgos of Mexico by unanimous decision to win the vacant WBC featherweight title on Friday.
The 29-year-old Hasegawa, a former WBC bantamweight champion, improved his record to 29-3 with 12 knockouts. The 22-year-old Burgos dropped to 25-1 with 18 KOs.
Takahiro Aoh of Japan outpointed Vitaly Tajbert of Germany to win the WBC super featherweight title.
Aoh improved to 20-2 with one draw. Tajbert dropped to 20-2.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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